Lt. Governor is the strongest elected office in the State of Texas, even more powerful than the Governor.
Todd Staples seems to be the FR preferred candidate, but Jerry Patterson is in the race, too.
Texas is a run-off state, so the more the merrier at the beginning of the primary.
Votesmart says that Todd Staples as a legislator had a rating of only 38 percent from Eagle Forum, but I don’t recall the details. That was when he was in the TX House c. 1999. I think the runoff will be between Dewhurst and State Senator Dan Patrick, who supported Dewhurst over Cruz.