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

Wanna bet? Texas Legislature To Reconsider Legalizing Casinos And Sports Betting

Gambling legalization advocates in Texas are going all in again this legislative session, confident that they have built more support since their...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says He’ll Run For Reelection In 2026, Reversing Previous Plan...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday he will “absolutely” run for reelection in 2026, a reversal from previous comments he made saying...

Greg Abbott And Dan Patrick Diverge Ahead Of The Legislative Session On Property Taxes,...

The legislative session is more than a month away, but fault lines are already emerging between Texas’ top two Republican leaders on...

As Early Voting Begins, Pressure Is On For Beto O’Rourke To Close The Gap...

It’s crunch time for Beto O’Rourke. The Democratic nominee for governor is entering the final stretch of his third...

In Texas, Where Money Has Long Dominated Politics, Greg Abbott Is In A League...

Since Greg Abbott first declared he would run for governor on July 14, 2013, he’s raised the equivalent of $83,793 per day...

Dan Patrick Targets Rural Texas In Media-Shy Bus Tour

On one weekday morning in late August, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign had an announcement to make: After laying low throughout the...

Mysterious Group Targeting Gov. Greg Abbott Reserves $6 Million In TV Ads Ahead Of...

A shadowy new group has purchased at least $6 million in TV advertisements ahead of the November election and is airing an...

Beto O’Rourke To Lay Down Initial $10 Million On Fall TV Ads

Beto O’Rourke is reserving $10 million in TV ads over the next week, according to his campaign, challenging Gov. Greg Abbott on...

Beto O’Rourke Intensifies Campaign On Abortion Rights As Trigger Law Goes Into Effect

Beto O’Rourke is amping up his already dogged criticism of Gov. Greg Abbott over abortion rights as Texas’ “trigger law” takes effect...

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez And His Wife Defied Property Tax Law For Eight Years...

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and his wife ran afoul of property tax law for at least eight years as each claimed...

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