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  • An anonymous mailer appearing across Texas links incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst with Tea Party favorites, even though most Tea Party groups back Dewhurst's opponent, State Sen. Dan Patrick. Image courtesy of KUT
    May 27, 2014   BY Ben Philpott, KUT 

    Texas voters head to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on a several races that were left undecided in the primary election March 4, and one of the most heated run-off battles will be over the Republican slot for lieutenant governor, one of the most powerful positions in Texas. Incumbent David Dewhurst is being challenged by state Sen. Dan Patrick, who has the backing of the tea party — but you wouldn’t know that from a mysterious political mailer sent to voters this week. Continue reading