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At Glance: Texas primary runoff election results

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    The polls have closed across North Texas and the country. Now find out who is in the lead with local and national election results.
    The polls have closed across North Texas. Now find out who is in the lead with local election results.

Lieutenant Governor - GOP

State Sen. Dan Patrick has defeated three-term incumbent David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for Texas lieutenant governor.

The firebrand radio talk show host won a bruising campaign that had boiled down into personal attacks in recent weeks, including revelations that he had been treated for depression in the 1980s.

Patrick advances to the November general election to face Democratic nominee state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio.

Patrick rode a wave of tea party support in the chase for one of the most powerful political jobs in Texas as both he and Dewhurst jockeyed over who was more conservative.

The loss likely ends Dewhurst's political career. The Houston energy mogul has held statewide office since 1999 but has said this would probably be his final campaign.

Attorney General - GOP

Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch.

Paxton is now the favorite to replace Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor.

Paxton weathered ethics attacks since the March primary and scrutiny over his work as an investment adviser. State regulators earlier this month fined the McKinney state senator $1,000 for failing to make required disclosures.

A national "dark money" group also poured more than a half-million dollars into TV ads criticizing Paxton. But GOP voters still went with Paxton, whose campaign got a big boost after being praised by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Branch had served in the Texas House for a decade.

Paxton will face Democrat Sam Houston in November.


U.S. House 4 - GOP

The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a primary runoff.

Little-known Republican primary challenger John Ratcliffe defeated Rep. Ralph Hall in the first runoff he'd ever faced.

Hall, who once had a brush with the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, first came to Congress in 1980.

He asked voters in his northeastern Texas district to elect him for an 18th term, promising it would be his last.

Backed by national conservative groups, the 48-year-old Ratcliffe used modern analytics to better target voters.

Hall countered with a traditional campaigning style, though he too was endorsed by some top tea party activists.

No Democrat is running, ensuring Ratcliffe will win in November.


U.S. Senate - Dem

Dallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel has beaten perennial candidate Kesha Rogers to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.

He now faces Republican Sen. John Cornyn, strongly favored to win his third term in November.

The Democratic Party implored voters not to support Rogers, who wants to impeach President Barack Obama.

Still, Alameel fell just short of winning a majority in a crowded primary field in March, forcing Tuesday's runoff.

The Lebanon-born Alameel traveled to Afghanistan in 2000 to negotiate with the Taliban about the possible handover of Osama bin Laden to U.S. authorities, but those talks stalled after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Alameel says money will be no object in the race. He long donated to both parties but now says Republicans are too extreme.


Agriculture Commissioner - Dem

Little-known rancher Jim Hogan has defeated singer and humorist Kinky Friedman to claim the Democratic nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner.

Hogan, of Cleburne, topped Friedman in Tuesday's runoff after no candidate won more than 50 percent in the three-way March primary.

The agricultural commissioner oversees the school-lunch program in Texas while more broadly handling farming issues.

Friedman ran unsuccessfully as an independent for governor in 2006 and lost the Democratic nomination for agricultural commissioner in 2010.

Hogan made it to the runoff despite minimal campaigning.


Agriculture Commissioner - GOP

Former lawmaker Sid Miller has won the Republican nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner after a runoff boosted by a rare endorsement from Gov. Rick Perry.

Miller also played up using shock rocker Ted Nugent as his campaign treasurer. That gave his candidacy a star power that challenger Tommy Merritt couldn't match.

Miller served in the Texas House for more than a decade before losing his West Texas seat two years ago. Perry made few endorsements this GOP primary season but threw his support behind Miller earlier this month.

Despite a historic Texas drought, Miller and Merritt spent much of their campaigns touting conservative credentials on issues such as gun rights and abortion instead of addressing farming.

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is leaving office after losing his bid for lieutenant governor.


Texas Senate 10 - GOP

Tea Party organizer Konni Burton defeated former State Rep. Mark Shelton in the race for Wendy Davis' State Senate seat.

Burton was endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz.


Texas House 108 - GOP

Republican Chart Wescott conceded to Morgan Meyers in the Park Cities District 108 race.

It was a very nasty and expensive runoff race for a State House seat with the two candidates spending $2 million.

Westcott was accused of dirty politics for mailers that falsely called his opponent a drunken driver.

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