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The four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor took on end-of-life issues, border security, and of course, each other, in an hour-long Dallas debate. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples went on the offensive against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson was the only one who left daylight between his views and the incumbent's — but even those differences were small. 

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This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/28/lt-gov-candidates-spar-in-dallas-debate/.


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