Incumbent David Dewhurst, State Senator Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples spent the hour at each other's political throats on Friday.
It was clear from the start of the Lieutenant Governor debate it would be a fiery one.
The first question addressed State Sen. Dan Patrick’s political ad claiming he’s the only one in the race who doesn’t support in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
“It was a lie,” Staples said. "And we have political Dan up here on the stage today who issues a lie and then challenges everyone else to get on the issues. That is very unauthentic."
Patrick, meanwhile, took Dewhurst to task for allowing the Sen. Wendy Davis abortion bill filibuster that drew national attention in June.
Dewhurst defended himself saying the bill succeeded in the end.
The candidates eventually got around to talking about the water situation here in Texas.
Patterson, who tried to steer the debate back to the issues, said he supports Proposition 6, which would allow the state to use its Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects.