AUSTIN, Texas Texas' cutthroat lieutenant governor's race may well come down to who in a crowded field of accomplished conservatives can move furthest to the right.
If that's the case, state Sen. Dan Patrick says he'll cruise to victory.
Patrick said in a recent interview with The Associated Press that he's "clearly the most conservative candidate."
Patrick, from Houston, founded the Tea Party Caucus in the Texas Legislature and is a radio talk-show host.
His three major opponents also vying for the GOP nomination say they're plenty conservative, too.
But Patrick said his record in the Legislature since 2006 proves his core beliefs are conservative enough to energize the same grassroots activists who helped propel U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to his once seemingly unlikely 2012 victory.
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