is the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune. Patrick logged countless miles on the 2016 campaign trail, covering the many Texas angles of the momentous presidential race. He previously worked for the Houston Chronicle's Austin bureau. He graduated in 2014 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced it "will make a seven-figure coordinated investment for the general election in Texas." It's the first time it has made such an investment in a Texas race. Full Story
President Donald Trump's comments doubled as part campaign speech, part policy announcement, as polls continue to show a close competition with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the once-solidly red state. Full Story
The state's Republicans have had to weather a monthslong series of distractions while preparing for a November election that is now clouded by President Donald Trump's declining poll numbers and the coronavirus pandemic. Full Story
After struggling to kick off the virtual gathering Thursday, the party's executive committee has voted to wait until Saturday to resume business, hoping it can use the time between to smooth things out. Full Story