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Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune

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Patrick Svitek is the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune.

Longtime State Sen. Larry Taylor, Best Known for His Work on Education Issues, Says...

State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who helped write the law to overhaul school funding in Texas, will not seek reelection.
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Matthew McConaughey Says He Won’t Run for Texas Governor

Actor Matthew McConaughey on Sunday removed himself from consideration as a potential candidate for governor after months of toying with a campaign.

Freshman State Rep. Jasmine Crockett Is Running For Dallas Congressional Seat, With Eddie Bernice...

State Rep. Jasmine Crockett announced Wednesday she is running to succeed U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a fellow Dallas Democrat who announced...

Beto O’Rourke Targets South Texas In Bid To Win Back Democratic Voters He’ll Need...

MCALLEN — In the first days of his campaign for governor, Beto O’Rourke made a beeline to this southernmost corner of the...

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert joins Texas Republicans running against Attorney General Ken Paxton

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, announced Monday he is running for attorney general, challenging fellow Republican Ken Paxton, in the already crowded primary.

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces Retirement After Almost 3 Decades in Congress

Longtime U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, announced Saturday she is not running for reelection after serving nearly three decades in Congress.

Beto O’Rourke Raises $2 Million in First 24 Hours of Launching Gubernatorial Campaign

Beto O'Rourke raised $2 million in the first 24 hours of his run for governor, his campaign tells The Texas Tribune.

State Rep. Alex Dominguez Will Run To Replace Retiring State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr....

State Rep. Alex Dominguez is running for Texas Senate, hoping to succeed retiring Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., a fellow Brownsville Democrat, in...
State Rep. Ryan Guillen Switches Parties

State Rep. Ryan Guillen switches to GOP in latest blow to South Texas Democrats

Longtime Democratic state Rep. Ryan Guillen of Rio Grande City is switching parties as Republicans press to make new inroads in South Texas and...

Democrat Running for Texas Agency That Regulates the Energy Industry Focusing His Campaign on...

A 32-year-old former top staffer for the Texas Democratic Party is running for a spot on the three-person commission regulating the state’s...

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