is the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune, and editor of
The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. 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 originally is from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
On this week's TribCast, Patrick talks to Evan, Ross and Aman about the new Texas House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, third-quarter fundraising for congressional candidates and the state's ongoing response to Hurricane Harvey.
The latest round of campaign fundraising reports show continued signs of of Democratic enthusiasm, though some Republican incumbents, including U.S. Reps. Pete Sessions and Will Hurd, posted strong third quarters.
In the wake of the "bathroom bill" fight that generated strong business backlash, House Speaker Joe Straus is putting together a committee to make sure Texas doesn't make the same kind of mistakes as it chases new companies.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas raised over $2 million for his re-election campaign and its allied groups in the third quarter, his team announced Wednesday, more than his Democrat U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke who is vying to unseat him.
A Harris County district court judge sided with prosecutors and delayed Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities fraud case — which had been scheduled for Dec. 11 — for a new date yet to be determined.
Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawyers and the prosecutors handling the securities fraud case will debate Wednesday whether his trial should be delayed — for a third time — until the prosecutors can get paid.
“As frustrated as y’all are, I’m sitting there everyday!” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a Tea Party group Saturday at one of two events this weekend in which the Texas Republican insisted he too is frustrated with his party's recent performance.
Texas' highest criminal court has stepped into the long-running dispute over the prosecutors' pay in the securities fraud case against Attorney General Ken Paxton, putting on hold a lower court's ruling that voided a six-figure invoice.