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Patrick Svitek

Patrick Svitek 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.

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Beto O'Rourke running for president

The former Democratic congressman from El Paso is jumping into the crowded race to take on President Donald Trump after O'Rourke's closer-than-expected loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in November.

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