Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick

TEAParty's Patrick Beats Dewhurst in Runoff

Associated Press Staff

GOP voters appeared ready to push TX further to the right Tues., backing tea party favorites and casting out longtime Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for state senator and firebrand radio talk show host Dan Patrick who criticized the incumbent as too moderate.

Texas Tea Party Taking Power Back From Repub. Biz Groups

Ben Philpot, KUT News

Last week’s GOP primary showed the continued strength of the Tea Party in Texas as conservative state Sen. Dan Patrick trounced estab. Repub. David Dewhurst (who was previously beaten by Ted Cruz). But it also showed a weakening of another stalwart Repub. demographic: the businessperson.

In Texas, Tea Party Swings Like Babe Ruth

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie recounts in his new book TAKEOVER, the year the Bambino led the major leagues with sixty home runs, he also led in strikeouts with eighty-nine.