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

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...

Special election runoff between Shelley Luther and state Rep. Drew Springer set for Dec....

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday that Dec. 19 will be the date for the special election runoff to succeed state Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Suggests Trump Could’ve Struck a Better Balance in Discussing Early...

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump could have better balanced his initial response to the coronavirus pandemic between trying to...

Gov. Greg Abbott Defends Mask Mandate to “Frustrated” Delegates at Texas GOP Convention

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a firm defense Thursday of his coronavirus response to delegates at the Texas GOP convention who even he...

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