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

Republicans Susan Wright, Jake Ellzey Face-Off in Tuesday Runoff for Fort Worth-area Congressional Seat

Susan Wright faces off against fellow Republican Jake Ellzey in Tuesday’s special election runoff to replace her late husband, U.S. Rep. Ron...

Texas House Democrat Michelle Beckley Announces Run Against Republican U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne

State Rep. Michelle Beckley, one of the House Democrats who is camped out in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that she is challenging...

Former State Rep. Matt Rinaldi Wins Texas Gop Chair Election

Former state Rep. Matt Rinaldi of Irvingis the next chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. On Sunday, the...

Former Legislative Leaders from Both Parties Oppose Abbott Veto of Legislative Funding as State...

The state is defending Gov. Greg Abbott's recent veto of legislative funding as a bipartisan group of former state leaders — as...

Allen West Announces He Is Running Against Gov. Greg Abbott in Republican Primary

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West announced Sundayhe is running for governor, challenging fellow Republican Greg Abbott. The announcement was...

Republican State Sen. Dawn Buckingham Is Set to Run for Texas Land Commissioner

State Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, is set to run for land commissioner, according to two sources familiar with the decision who are...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Vows to Defund State Legislature After Voting Restrictions Bill Fails,...

Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he would veto the section of the state budget that funds the Legislature, hours after a Democratic...

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.

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