Sen. Dan Patrick announces campaign for Lt. Governor

Dan Patrick wants to be the next lieutenant governor of Texas
June 27, 2013 12:37:21 PM PDT
State Senator Dan Patrick (R) of Houston announced today that he wants a new job -- lieutenant governor.

Patrick announced today he will be campaigning for the office after seven years in the Senate.

"Recent events in the Texas Senate have confirmed the feeling that I have had for a while now," said Senator Patrick in a press release.

Patrick joins a 2014 primary that already includes current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.

Dewhurst has been Texas' lieutenant governor since 2003.

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