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Staples Campaign Ads Hit Patrick on Illegal Worker Reports

Todd Staples' campaign began airing TV and radio ads Tuesday attacking fellow GOP lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Patrick over reports that illegal immigrants were hired to work at sports bars that Patrick owned in the 1980s.

Todd Staples' campaign began airing TV and radio ads Tuesday attacking Dan Patrick over reports that illegal immigrants were hired to work at a chain of sports bars Patrick owned in the 1980s. The two men are competing — along with a third candidate, Jerry Patterson — to unseat incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary.

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