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

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...

Greg Abbott Agrees To One Debate With Beto O’Rourke, But O’Rourke Wants More

Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he has agreed to debate Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke on Sept. 30 in the Rio Grande Valley.

With $27.6 Million Haul, Beto O’Rourke May Have Set A New Fundraising Record In...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke raised a staggering $27.6 million from late February through June, according to his campaign. At least for...

Beto O’Rourke To Launch 49-Day Campaign Tour Of Texas

Beto O’Rourke is going on a 49-day tour of Texas in a major ramp-up of his campaign against Gov. Greg Abbott.

Testing The Limits Of State Authority, Gov. Greg Abbott Empowers State Authorities To Return...

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday cleared state authorities to return migrants they apprehend to the border, setting up a potential clash with...

How The End Of Roe And The Uvalde School Shooting Could Reshape The Race...

A school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead. The end of a nearly 50-year-old constitutional right to...

Texas Will Increase Checkpoints For Trucks Crossing From Mexico After Migrant Smuggling Deaths

The Department of Public Safety “will create and implement a checkpoint strategy beginning immediately where they will begin targeting trucks like the...

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