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

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s Resignation Announcement Sparks A Sudden Special-Election Scramble In Hotly Contested...

Democrats are suddenly staring down a special election in South Texas, an increasingly competitive region, after U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, revealed...

Former U.S. Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards Announces Run for Houston Mayor

Amanda Edwards, the 2020 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former member of the Houston City Council, is running for mayor of...

Fighting Care For Transgender Kids Shifts From A Fringe Issue To A Litmus Test...

Gov. Greg Abbott sparked a national uproar last month when he authorized child-abuse investigations into families that allow transgender kids to receive...

Here Are Five Questions the Texas Primary Will Answer

The primary is once again the big show in Texas. After the state’s Republicans defeated an all-out Democratic offensive...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Trump’s Man In Texas, Has Quietly Amassed Influence — To...

At an event for a congressional candidate last October, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Rick Perry “one of my best friends in...

After Failing To Disclose Many Donors, Ken Paxton Files Corrected Campaign Finance Report

Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is in a hotly contested primary, has filed a corrected campaign finance report after he did not...

Texas Republicans Trumpet Their Support For Another Trump Presidential Bid At Conroe Rally

Top Texas Republicans used a Houston-area rally with former President Donald Trump on Saturday to cheer on a potential comeback campaign by...

Ken Paxton Targets Louie Gohmert In Hotly Contested Primary For Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton is zeroing in on U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, with weeks left until the March primary in which...

Ken Paxton Still Hasn’t Disclosed Donors Who Fueled Most of His $2.8 Million Campaign...

Attorney General Ken Paxton has not disclosed a large chunk of his campaign donors from the past six months, a week after...

State Rep. Eddie Lucio III, Who Announced Last Year He Would Not Seek Reelection,...

State Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, is stepping down early after already announcing he would not seek reelection. Lucio...

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