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Texas lieutenant governor is said to be the most powerful political office in the state. Its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the Legislative Budget Board.  

We talk to Democrat candidate Mike Collier.


One major goal of Texas Republican leaders is to keep their supermajority of votes in the state Senate — and with Pete Flores' victory in Senate District 19, they are one step closer to that objective.


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Texas Republican leaders are determined to win longtime Democrat-controlled state Senate District 19, and political analysts think a Republican win could resonate across the state's political landscape.


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Political experts predict Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s decision to debate immigration issues with Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera instead of his Democratic rival will actually benefit Patrick’s re-election bid.


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Gov. Greg Abbott has agreed to debate Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez in September, but what about other Republicans holding statewide offices?


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