Patrick Svitek

Patrick Svitek 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.


Content by Patrick Svitek

Beto O’Rourke shrugs off polling deficit, promises he won’t let down Democrats in South Texas

The Democratic nominee for governor said during The Texas Tribune Festival that he’s counting on a big turnout of voters energized by the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade

September 26, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Not so fast: Greg Abbott, Texas Republicans face a complex election landscape after abortion ruling, Uvalde shooting

Both Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke hope to define the election on issues viewed as favorable to their own parties

September 7, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Beto O’Rourke to launch 49-day campaign tour of Texas

The Democratic gubernatorial challenger plans to hold 70 public events in more than 65 counties

July 12, 2022, 6:00 PDT

How the end of Roe and the Uvalde school shooting could reshape the race for Texas governor

A history-making spring in Texas is laying the groundwork for a contentious final four months in the race to lead the state, where Republican incumbent Greg Abbott remains the favorite but is confronting his toughest Democratic opponent yet in Beto O’Rourke

July 8, 2022, 6:00 PDT


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