Texas runoff–GOP candidates get nasty about past records

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Newscast Media HOUSTON—Several feuds have been building up in Texas political ads
leading up to Tuesday’s lieutenant governor runoff election. Both Senator Dan Patrick
and the incumbent David Dewhurst have released ads attacking each other, including
mental health records of Senator Patrick that were leaked to the public, by an
unknown attorney.

Medical records extracted from a criminal and civil case, reveal psychiatric hospital
stays in 1982 and 1986 in which Senator Patrick needed sitters around the clock for
being severely depressed. The information, according to Jerry Patterson who too was
running for lieutenant governor, was not leaked but has been in the public domain for
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