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Iconic Texas beaver endorses lieutenant governor hopeful

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Texas Sen. Dan Patrick with Buc-ee

Texas Sen. Dan Patrick with Buc-ee

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Any Texas family on vacation knows one destination is always a must – the super-sized gas station Buc-ee’s, home of the iconic billboard beaver Buc-ee, who is also apparently a Dan Patrick listener and fan – and no, not that Dan Patrick.

On March 9, Texas Sen. Dan Patrick, who will square off against incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the May 27 Republican runoff, posted a picture on Facebook with him posing with the amiable beaver, saying he is “very proud to have the support of Buc-ee.”

The Houston conservative radio jockey walloped Dewhurst in the March 4 primary, capturing 550,769 votes for 41.45 percent of the total vote – exceeding Dewhurst’s 28.31 percent vote total. He shares a name with a popular sports talk radio host.

Since his victory, several Texas politicians have openly endorsed Patrick over the long-time incumbent, including state. Sen. Donna Campbell, who calls Patrick the “real-deal” and a conservative leader, according to a March 7 press release.

Campaign finance reports show Patrick spent more than $1.2 million in contributions in the weeks leading up to the primary.

However, Dewhurst spent nearly three times that amount, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.

From Legal Newsline: Reach David Yates at elections@legalnewsline.com.

Original Story: Iconic Texas beaver endorses Lt. governor hopeful

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