“It’s a new day in Texas,” Patrick told a throng of several hundred supporters gathered in a ballroom at Houston’s Hotel Sorella as it appeared he was on his way to winning 65 percent of the vote.Austin Stateman
“Throughout this campaign, and as the results came in tonight, I have been receiving calls from business leaders concerned about the future of our state,” Van de Putte said in a statement Tuesday night. “Like Texas business owners, and Texans across this entire state, I know that it’s time that politicians like Dan Patrick put their toxic rhetoric to rest.”Leticia Van de Putte
Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, who at 91 years old is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives, suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of political novice John Ratcliffe 51 percent of the vote, while Hall had 49 percent.
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