Candidates debate with election on horizon

By Ed Sterling.
A debate scheduled Sept. 29 pits Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) against Dan Patrick (R-Houston,) two state senators who are vying to succeed David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor in 2015. Van de Putte, a pharmacist in private life, has served in the Senate since 1999. Patrick, a radio talk show host, was first elected to the Senate in 2009. Whoever wins will preside over the Senate.


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