is the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune. 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 is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Early voting in Texas starts Tuesday, ahead of the headline-grabbing election days in Nevada and South Carolina. As a result, the state is getting a lot of attention from the Democrats running for president. Full Story
Candidates across the state are being accused of "district shopping" as opponents question their ties to the places they want to represent. The dynamic is playing out mostly in GOP primaries and particularly in more rural districts. Full Story
Hegar is best known for her heroism on the battlefield when she co-piloted a helicopter that was shot down by the Taliban. But her experience also includes other challenges she faced as a woman serving her country. Full Story
The filings were due Friday and shed new light on Texas' massive U.S. House battlefield, which includes seven Democrat-targeted seats, six open seats, two Republican-targeted seats and a couple of serious primary challenges. Full Story