Patrick Svitek

Reporter, @TexasTribune. Email: psvitek@texastribune.org. I write The Blast: texastribune.org/theblast/. Previously @HoustonChron, @MedillSchool.

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Julián Castro makes trip to Iowa as midterms — and 2020 decision — loom
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Julián Castro makes trip to Iowa as midterms — and 2020 decision — loom
August, 17 2018
Dispute over resignation letter holds up special election to replace state Sen. Sylvia Garcia
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Dispute over resignation letter holds up special election to replace state Sen. Sylvia Garcia
August, 15 2018
In shadow of digital ad push, O'Rourke has targeted voters on radio, in print
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In shadow of digital ad push, O'Rourke has targeted voters on radio, in print
August, 15 2018
Abbott sets runoff to replace state Sen. Carlos Uresti for Sept. 18
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Abbott sets runoff to replace state Sen. Carlos Uresti for Sept. 18
August, 13 2018
Beto O’Rourke says he'll start airing TV ads with money raised off Ted Cruz’s attack ads
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Beto O’Rourke says he'll start airing TV ads with money raised off Ted Cruz’s attack ads
August, 13 2018
Cruz allies ramp up for November TV battle with O'Rourke
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Cruz allies ramp up for November TV battle with O'Rourke
August, 9 2018
Mike Pence to headline Houston-area fundraiser for U.S. Rep. John Culberson
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Mike Pence to headline Houston-area fundraiser for U.S. Rep. John Culberson
August, 9 2018
2 Texas congressmen bought stock in company at center of insider trading case against New York congressman
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2 Texas congressmen bought stock in company at center of insider trading case against New York congressman
August, 8 2018
After tweeting — then deleting — fake Churchill quote, Abbott rails against antifa
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After tweeting — then deleting — fake Churchill quote, Abbott rails against antifa
August, 7 2018
With O'Rourke gaining momentum, Cruz's November alarm hits new volume
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With O'Rourke gaining momentum, Cruz's November alarm hits new volume
August, 5 2018
Ted Cruz releases first TV ads of 2018, including 3 attacking Beto O'Rourke
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Ted Cruz releases first TV ads of 2018, including 3 attacking Beto O'Rourke
August, 3 2018
Republican Pete Flores, Democrat Pete Gallego set for runoff for Uresti seat
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Republican Pete Flores, Democrat Pete Gallego set for runoff for Uresti seat
July, 31 2018
O'Rourke agrees to debate Cruz five times, but has some suggestions
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O'Rourke agrees to debate Cruz five times, but has some suggestions
July, 27 2018
In special election for Uresti state Senate seat, a bipartisan scramble for a runoff berth
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In special election for Uresti state Senate seat, a bipartisan scramble for a runoff berth
July, 27 2018
Prospects for "red flag" gun law in Texas plummet as Abbott sees "coalescence" against it
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Prospects for "red flag" gun law in Texas plummet as Abbott sees "coalescence" against it
July, 27 2018
Ted Cruz proposes 5 debates with Beto O’Rourke in U.S. Senate race
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Ted Cruz proposes 5 debates with Beto O’Rourke in U.S. Senate race
July, 25 2018
In re-election bid, Attorney General Ken Paxton emphasizes record as Democrat seizes on indictment
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In re-election bid, Attorney General Ken Paxton emphasizes record as Democrat seizes on indictment
July, 25 2018
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has "no plans" to debate Democratic opponent Mike Collier
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has "no plans" to debate Democratic opponent Mike Collier
July, 23 2018
TribCast: More fundraising headlines, Texas GOP reaction to Trump and Russia, SD-19 special election
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TribCast: More fundraising headlines, Texas GOP reaction to Trump and Russia, SD-19 special election
July, 18 2018
Valdez commits to a gubernatorial debate with Abbott — but not the one Abbott has agreed to
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Valdez commits to a gubernatorial debate with Abbott — but not the one Abbott has agreed to
July, 18 2018
Valdez has $222,000 for general election, a fraction of Abbott's millions
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Valdez has $222,000 for general election, a fraction of Abbott's millions
July, 17 2018
Gov. Greg Abbott books $16 million in TV time for November election
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Gov. Greg Abbott books $16 million in TV time for November election
July, 16 2018
TribCast: Democrats make it rain in some key races
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TribCast: Democrats make it rain in some key races
July, 12 2018
Beto O'Rourke to report huge $10.4 million fundraising haul in second quarter of 2018
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Beto O'Rourke to report huge $10.4 million fundraising haul in second quarter of 2018
July, 12 2018
Abbott agrees to debate with Valdez, who says, "Call me, maybe?"
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Abbott agrees to debate with Valdez, who says, "Call me, maybe?"
July, 12 2018
After failing to crash Texas’ U.S. Senate race, independent candidate alleges his petition firm and the Cruz campaign derailed him
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After failing to crash Texas’ U.S. Senate race, independent candidate alleges his petition firm and the Cruz campaign derailed him
July, 7 2018
#AbolishICE? Texas Democrats begin to navigate emerging issue
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#AbolishICE? Texas Democrats begin to navigate emerging issue
July, 3 2018
Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat
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Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat
July, 1 2018
Republicans looking to avoid a runoff in sleepy special election to replace Blake Farenthold
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Republicans looking to avoid a runoff in sleepy special election to replace Blake Farenthold
June, 26 2018
Special election to replace Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti draws 8 candidates, including his brother
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Special election to replace Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti draws 8 candidates, including his brother
June, 25 2018
Betomania, the border and Trump-bashing: Five big takeaways from the Texas Democratic convention
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Betomania, the border and Trump-bashing: Five big takeaways from the Texas Democratic convention
June, 24 2018
Family separation crisis takes center stage at Texas Democratic convention
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Family separation crisis takes center stage at Texas Democratic convention
June, 23 2018
Independent U.S. Senate candidate with unconventional campaign misses filing deadline
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Independent U.S. Senate candidate with unconventional campaign misses filing deadline
June, 22 2018
Gov. Greg Abbott announces July 31 special election for state Sen. Carlos Uresti's seat
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Gov. Greg Abbott announces July 31 special election for state Sen. Carlos Uresti's seat
June, 20 2018
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urges congressional action on separated immigrant families: "This disgraceful condition must end."
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urges congressional action on separated immigrant families: "This disgraceful condition must end."
June, 20 2018
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus asks Trump to end policy of separating immigrant children
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus asks Trump to end policy of separating immigrant children
June, 19 2018
Ted Cruz outlasts Jimmy Kimmel in grueling Blobfish Basketball Classic
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Ted Cruz outlasts Jimmy Kimmel in grueling Blobfish Basketball Classic
June, 17 2018
Texas GOP convention finds unity on Trump, but intraparty tensions still flare
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Texas GOP convention finds unity on Trump, but intraparty tensions still flare
June, 16 2018
James Dickey wins re-election as chairman of the Texas GOP
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James Dickey wins re-election as chairman of the Texas GOP
June, 15 2018
With the Texas GOP convention underway, a contentious chair race reaches its end
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With the Texas GOP convention underway, a contentious chair race reaches its end
June, 15 2018
Texas and SCOTUS, George P. Bush's "fake news," Senate race heats up
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Texas and SCOTUS, George P. Bush's "fake news," Senate race heats up
June, 6 2018
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas prepared for next Hurricane Harvey
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Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas prepared for next Hurricane Harvey
June, 6 2018
Texas House District 13 special election set for runoff
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Texas House District 13 special election set for runoff
May, 6 2018
In NRA speech, Trump promises to protect gun rights — and endorses Texas politicians
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In NRA speech, Trump promises to protect gun rights — and endorses Texas politicians
May, 4 2018
House District 13 special election reaches contentious conclusion, and more elections await
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House District 13 special election reaches contentious conclusion, and more elections await
May, 4 2018
Lupe Valdez agrees to debate Andrew White on May 11 in Austin
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Lupe Valdez agrees to debate Andrew White on May 11 in Austin
May, 3 2018
As Democratic runoff for governor heats up, Andrew White says he'll divest from border security company
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As Democratic runoff for governor heats up, Andrew White says he'll divest from border security company
May, 2 2018
Marijuana legalization, war on drugs emerge as issues in race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz
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Marijuana legalization, war on drugs emerge as issues in race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz
May, 2 2018
Beto O'Rourke wants to debate Ted Cruz 6 times, including twice in Spanish
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Beto O'Rourke wants to debate Ted Cruz 6 times, including twice in Spanish
May, 1 2018
Lupe Valdez apologizes for insufficient answer at Latino youth town hall
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Lupe Valdez apologizes for insufficient answer at Latino youth town hall
May, 1 2018
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