Dan Patrick http://ketr.org en Does the tea party really want to limit government? http://ketr.org/post/does-tea-party-really-want-limit-government <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many in the Republican establishment, the ongoing flirtation with conservative grassroots over the last few years began to look a little like a walk of shame after Tuesday’s emergence of state </span>Sens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/dan-patrick/">Dan Patrick </a>and <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/ken-paxton/">Ken Paxton</a> as front-runners in their respective runoffs against Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Henson and Joshua Blank - The Texas Tribune 50833 at http://ketr.org Does the tea party really want to limit government? Patrick and Dewhurst heading to runoff in lt. gov. race http://ketr.org/post/patrick-and-dewhurst-heading-runoff-lt-gov-race <p>Tuesday's primary election brought sobering results for Republican Lt. Gov. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/david-dewhurst/">David Dewhurst</a>, who finished second to primary challenger <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/dan-patrick/">Dan Patrick </a>and will compete with the Houston state senator in the May 27 runoff.&nbsp;</p><p>The longtime incumbent — who hovered below 30 percent of the vote as ballot counting continued into Wednesday morning — appeared likely to trail Patrick by at least a 10-point margin in final vote tallies.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:39:37 +0000 Morgan Smith - The Texas Tribune 50306 at http://ketr.org Patrick and Dewhurst heading to runoff in lt. gov. race