Leading up to today's primary runoff, the candidates in races for statewide office made their best case for why they should be their party's nominee in November — columns we published on our opinion site, TribTalk.
Here they are, in their own words.
Lieutenant Governor (R)
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst: Why me and not Patrick or Van de Putte
"In the race for lieutenant governor, Texans must choose the candidate with experience, integrity and conservatism. With all due respect to the state senators from San Antonio and Houston, I'm tops in all three categories."