"Invasion" Talk Fuels Concern for GOP Hispanic Outreach

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On immigration policy, there are no major differences between the Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor in Texas.

But since the campaigning began in August, the issue of immigration has consumed countless minutes of television airtime and has taken center stage at the more than two dozen forums at which the four men have appeared together.

The talk has become heated, in particular from state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Houston Republican who is among three challengers trying to unseat the incumbent, David Dewhurst.

Patrick’s description of the influx of undocumented immigrants from Mexico to Texas as an “illegal ...

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