John Reynolds Newsletters Editor

John Reynolds is the newsletters editor for the Tribune. Prior to that, he was a reporter for Quorum Report, a non-partisan online political newsletter focusing on the ins and outs under the Dome, for more than seven years – covering the waterfront from health and human services and redistricting to pensions and elections. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he started his journalistic career one day after the attacks of Sept. 11 in Lubbock, Texas, where he rotated through a slew of beats at The Avalanche-Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and studied at the University of Georgia's graduate school in journalism. When not at work, he actively attempts to convince himself he is adept at tennis with varying levels of success. And he has adopted the Austin custom of appreciating smoked meats and listening to music in grassy/muddy fields.

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The Brief: After N.H., Presidential Hopefuls Shift Gears

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire, after his apparent third-place showing in the state's Republican presidential primary on Feb. 9, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire, after his apparent third-place showing in the state's Republican presidential primary on Feb. 9, 2016.

In the aftermath of the New Hampshire primaries, the field of candidates cleared some on the Republican side while the remaining hopefuls began the job of positioning themselves for the upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada.

The Brief: Trump Wins, Cruz Marks Substantive Finish in N.H.

Republican Presidential Candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire after his third place finish in the primary on Feb. 9, 2016.
Republican Presidential Candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire after his third place finish in the primary on Feb. 9, 2016.

Billionaire Donald Trump convincingly won the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, with Iowa winner Ted Cruz running a half-point ahead of Jeb Bush for third place.

The Brief: With Second Place in Sight, Cruz Has Big Push in N.H.

Texas Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting at the Peterborough Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He brought Hank Suprun, 9, of Dallas, up to ask his question. Suprun and his family made a special trip to New Hampshire to learn more about the primary.
Texas Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting at the Peterborough Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He brought Hank Suprun, 9, of Dallas, up to ask his question. Suprun and his family made a special trip to New Hampshire to learn more about the primary.

The pivotal and increasingly more difficult to predict GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire will happen tomorrow with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz campaigning with an urgency similar to his efforts in Iowa.

The Brief: Cruz Picks Up Two Endorsements After Rand Paul's Exit

Supporters gather to see Sen. Ted Cruz and to await the results of the Republican caucus at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on February 1, 2016.
Supporters gather to see Sen. Ted Cruz and to await the results of the Republican caucus at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on February 1, 2016.

A shakeup Wednesday in the Republican race for president — the decision by two candidates to suspend their campaigns — is benefiting the campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.