HOUSTON — After a close and hard-fought primary election, state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) took an early lead over incumbent David Dewhurst in the race for the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.
SAN ANTONIO — After securing a predictable win in the Republican gubnetorial primary elections Tuesday night, Attorney General Greg Abbott spoke to a crowd of at least 300 people at his primary election party and highlighted education and diversity.
Tuesday night, the four-way race for the Republican lieutenant governor campaign will be decided and Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, will presumably become their parties’ gubernatorial candidates.
On Wednesday, San Antonio-based U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled a ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, though the ruling will not take effect until it can be reviewed on appeal.
Garcia, who sits on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, said his decision was consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that held the federal government must allowed married same-sex couples to receive federal benefits.