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  [TX] Sens. Patrick and Carona face off over rumors about Patrick's marriage
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Last EditedDFWDem  May 07, 2012 01:46pm
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AuthorTerrence Stutz
News DateMonday, May 7, 2012 07:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSens. Dan Patrick of Houston and John Carona of Dallas had an angry exchange over the weekend concerning alleged rumors that Patrick and his wife are separating - rumors that were forcefully denied by Patrick. The verbal fracas came to light in an e-mail sent by Patrick (right) to his 30 senate colleagues accusing Carona of spreading a lie about Patrick and his wife, Jan. "I was in Dallas last week and learned that Sen. Carona has told people outside the Senate that Jan and I are separated and may get divorced," Patrick said in the letter, first reported by Quorum Report. "For John to do this to her is a despicable and low thing to do. There is no excuse or justification for his actions."

In response, Carona sent a letter to Patrick calling his charges false and saying Patrick should have called him regarding the allegations before contacting their colleagues. "Though I have heard rumors regarding your marital status and sexual preferences for a while now, at no time have I told anyone that you are either separated, divorced or gay," the Dallas Republican said. "As you know, if you truly believed I had said something unflattering, you could have simply asked. I've never been shy about sharing my dislike and distrust of you. Put bluntly, I believe you are a snake oil salesman, a narcissist that would say anything to draw attention to himself."
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