Psst. FYI: In Texas Primary, the ‘red Riot' Eclipsed the ‘blue Wave'

AUSTIN -- Going into Tuesday's Texas primary, the focus was on Democrats and whether they ever could escape from the cellar of state politics.After the victory declarations, concession speeches and morning-after deluge of spin from the candidates' handlers, though, it was clear the main event is still upstairs.In the Republican big house, an intense fight continues to rage over the future of the party.They own all the machinery. On Wednesday, they had things to crow about. And they're not going away - at least, anytime soon.Here are Tuesday's winners and losers:WINNERSLt. Gov. Dan PatrickThe lieutenant governor trounced his primary opponent, former Rockwall City Councilman Scott Milder, by 76 percent to 24 percent.Patrick also had an unblemished record of selectively intervening in Senate GOP primaries.  Continue reading...

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