With Runoffs Likely, Campaign Strategies Get Trickier

In the highest-profile races of Tuesday’s Texas primaries, a large number of candidates will be happy to come in second.

Several statewide contests are expected to end in runoffs, drawing out the races for an additional 12 weeks. For some candidates, that has made for a more nuanced approach to campaign strategy, particularly in the four-way Republican primary for lieutenant governor, where opponents have acknowledged that the incumbent, David Dewhurst, is likely to draw the most votes.

“With your help, we can keep Dewhurst under 50 percent and get closer to putting an authentic conservative in the lieutenant governor’s chair ...

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