AUSTIN, Texas (AP) After 12 years in one of the most powerful jobs in Texas state government, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst needs a rally to keep it. And with just three weeks left until his May 27 Republican primary runoff election against state Sen. Dan Patrick, time is running short.
Patrick and Dewhurst face off Wednesday in a round-table discussion and debate hosted by Dallas television station WFAA that will be streamed live. It is likely to be the last face-to-face sparring match between the candidates in a bitter and blustery campaign.
For Dewhurst, it could be his last chance to make a direct appeal to Republican voters statewide who gave Patrick 41 percent of the vote back in March. Dewhurst was a distant second at 28 percent.
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