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

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Senate Currently Lacks the Votes to Pass Permitless...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns...

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush “Seriously Considering” Run for Attorney General, Lays Out...

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said Thursday he is "seriously considering" running for attorney general in 2022 — and detailed how...

Social Network Gab Fuels Latest Conflict among Texas Republicans

A fight has broken out among Texas Republicans over Gab, the embattled social network favored by the far right.

President Joe Biden Says Texas Made “Big Mistake” By Lifting Mask Mandate, Suggests “Neanderthal...

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Texas made a "big mistake" by removing its statewide mask mandate and suggested the decision reflected...

Gov. Greg Abbott, in Statewide Address, Promises Answers on Winter Weather Disaster

Gov. Greg Abbott, speaking Wednesday evening in a rare statewide televised address, sought to reassure Texans that the state was moving aggressively...

Top Two Staffers at Texas Democratic Party to Step Down

The top two staffers at the Texas Democratic Party — executive director Manny Garcia and deputy executive director Cliff Walker — will...

Gov. Greg Abbott tells supporters he’s considering placing law enforcement for central Austin under...

In his latest move in a political fight against Austin over police funding, Gov. Greg Abbott says he is considering a proposal...

A Handful Of Battleground Races In Texas Remain Unsettled Days After Election Day

A few battleground races in Texas are still not fully settled as the current runner-up holds off on conceding, waiting to see...

National Democratic Super PAC Says It Will Double Its Spending to $12 Million In...

The national Democratic super PAC Forward Majority is doubling its spending to flip the Texas House, bringing its commitment to over $12...

Gov. Greg Abbott Spends Millions To Help Down-Ballot Republicans In Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign is ratcheting up its down-ballot efforts in the final weeks before the November election, working to defend the...

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