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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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Matt McClain, The Washington Post

For Cruz, the Easy Part Was Announcing

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.

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