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.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz faces the next stage in his fledgling presidential candidacy: turning a splashy debut into a viable campaign. That includes showing he can raise the money needed to compete in the long haul.
News that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz would deliver a major speech at Liberty University on Monday set off a wave of speculation late Friday that the Texas Republican was preparing to take a step into the 2016 presidential race.