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Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick chats with reporters at a polling station in Cypress, Texas Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to stump for votes in his runoff against against incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick chats with reporters at a polling station in Cypress, Texas Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to stump for votes in his runoff against against incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

The Brief: Tea Party Ascendant as Curtain Falls on Two Careers

The Tea Party demonstrated forcefully its predominant position in Texas GOP politics on a runoff election night that also closed the curtain on a couple of long political careers.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Sen. Dan Patrick, who are both running in the 2014 Republican primary for lieutenant governor
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Sen. Dan Patrick, who are both running in the 2014 Republican primary for lieutenant governor

The Brief: Who Leaked Documents on Patrick Treatment?

News reports late Thursday that lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick had received treatment for depression and exhaustion in the 1980s threatened to roil further an an already tense runoff contest just days before voters begin casting ballots.

Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, gives a passionate response on SB 537 an abortion regulation bill in Senate Health & Human Services on March 19, 2013.
Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, gives a passionate response on SB 537 an abortion regulation bill in Senate Health & Human Services on March 19, 2013.

The Brief: Top Texas News for March 20, 2013

A Senate committee has advanced a controversial bill that critics say amounts to a backdoor abortion ban in Texas.