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 former vice president received big-name endorsements — including backing from former presidential candidates Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar — as he campaigned in Dallas and Houston on the eve of Super Tuesday. Full Story
Ratcliffe was previously considered for the role but withdrew his name after he was accused of exaggerating parts of his biography, like his role as the leader of an immigration crackdown while he was a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Texas. Full Story
Recent polls suggest some candidates could miss the threshold to collect statewide delegates. That includes Michael Bloomberg, who has put more effort into the state than any other primary candidate. Full Story
Early voting in Texas starts Tuesday, ahead of the headline-grabbing election days in Nevada and South Carolina. As a result, the state is getting a lot of attention from the Democrats running for president. Full Story
Candidates across the state are being accused of "district shopping" as opponents question their ties to the places they want to represent. The dynamic is playing out mostly in GOP primaries and particularly in more rural districts. Full Story