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Dewhurst to Seek Another Term in 2014

Ben Philpott, KUT News

Despite a recent defeat in the Republican Senate primary, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has announced he’ll run for re-election.

Dewhurst has served as Lt. Gov. since 2003. The second highest statewide position in Texas, the Lt. Gov. also serves as president of the Texas Senate.

Speculation regarding Dewhurst’s future mounted following his defeat at the hands of Ted Cruz in the runoff for Texas’ Republican U.S. Senate seat. But following a leak of a re-election fundraising letter, and confirmation of Dewhurst’splans to run for re-election in 2014, the long-serving Lt. Gov. has made it official he seeks to win another term.

He’ll have company, however. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Texas Comptroller Susan Combs have all noted their desire to run for Dewhurst’s seat.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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