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Our team of political writers and junkies stretches from Tarrant County (Anna M. Tinsley, John Gravois, Caty Hirst, Susan Schrock, Liz Campbell and Steve Campbell) to Washington, D.C. (Maria Recio).

Anna M. Tinsley, a Fort Worth native, has spent more than 20 years covering local, Texas and national government and politics. A Baylor University graduate, she worked at newspapers in Odessa and Corpus Christi, before covering the Texas Legislature six years for the Scripps Howard Austin Bureau. Since joining the Star-Telegram in 2001, she has covered city hall and local politics and now writes about national and international news and politics. You can follow her on Twitter at @annatinsley.

John Gravois, assistant managing editor for government affairs, cut his teeth covering Louisiana politics in the late 1970s before heading west to Texas. He spent 13 years at The Houston Post, including stints in the newspaper's Austin and Washington bureaus, and then joined the Star-Telegram in 1995. He has covered or supervised coverage of every statewide and national election since 1988. He supervises coverage of local and state government and politics, national and international news. You can follow him on Twitter at @Grav1.

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