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.
Across 10 battleground seats that national Democrats want to flip, all but one Democrat outraised their Republican opponents. Republicans, meanwhile, kept cash-on-hand leads in most of the nine contests where they were outraised. Full Story
A noisy election year from the presidential race at the top of the ballot to the congressional and legislative races attracting money from partisans all over the U.S. has reached the decision point. In-person early voting in Texas starts today. Full Story
Springer, a state representative, faces Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed earlier this year after refusing to shutter her business due to pandemic restrictions, for the seat of state Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper. Full Story