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The Washington Post and Texas Tribune Form Editorial Partnership

Starting in 2015, the papers will form partnership that includes shared editorial content and events

The Washington Post and Texas Tribune announced an editorial partnership set to begin in 2015 Thursday.

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The partnership will include shared editorial content, events, and more.

“Under the partnership, which begins with the new year, we’ll get exclusive outside-of-Texas access to Texas Tribune stories for both our website and our newspaper,” Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron said. “Texas Tribune reporters will contribute to The Fix, Post Politics, GovBeat and other venues on our site. They will also contribute to our videos, and Texas Tribune’s weekly politics video series, the Texas Political Roundup, will run on PostTV.”

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The Texas Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau chief, Abby Livingston will move over to The Washington Post’s headquarters as part of the partnership.

For the Texas Tribune, they will get early access to Texas-specific stories from The Post, and will be able to post those stories on its site.  The Tribune expects to work with the Post on presidential coverage and together will seek to co-moderate a presidential debate in Texas.

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The partnership makes sense for both papers: heading into 2016, Texas is likely to become a major backdrop in the presidential campaign with Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry presumed to be running for president.