State of Texas: In Depth- Prepare for the runoffs

Texas Capitol (Josh Hinkle/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The primary election might be over – but several races are still up-in-the-air with the future of Texas on the line. You’ve got another 12 weeks to hear the candidates sound off ahead of the May runoff.

Most expected incumbent David Dewhurst to rise to the top… but he actually came in second to State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston.

The two will now match-up in what will likely be the most-watched runoff this season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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