Paul Schwartzman

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Paul

Barbara Comstock courts Asian voters as she campaigns to represent the congressional district.

  • Jul 20, 2014

Indictment on sex charge the latest episode in Va. politician’s colorful career.

  • Jul 5, 2014

‘I aspire to be a healer’ in a Congress that’s gridlocked by partisan hostility, the Virginia Democrat says.

  • Jun 28, 2014

Popular attorney general had good reputation, huge war chest — but lost big in primary to Anthony Brown.

  • Jun 25, 2014

A profile of the Maryland attorney general and candidate in the Democratic race for governor.

  • Jun 17, 2014

Marilynn Bland has had 18 stormy years in Prince George’s politics but keeps on winning elections.

  • May 27, 2014

Veteran Prince George’s County politician keeps a book of her own homespun aphorisms on her desk.

  • May 27, 2014

Washington is full of political consultants, but few dive into District politics the way Tom Lindenfeld does.

  • Apr 6, 2014

Muriel Bowser, the seven-year D.C. Council member, became the Democratic nominee for D.C. mayor, beating incumbent Vincent C. Gray.

  • Apr 2, 2014

The D.C. mayor is staking his political future on the black neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Questions about the mayor’s honesty, from new ‘shadow’ campaign claims, have prompted some to think twice.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson says he asked him for help in his successful campaign for mayor.

  • Mar 10, 2014

The former political consultant could be jailed for four months, but he vowed to continue his campaign.

  • Feb 27, 2014

He likes the Stones, jogged with Clinton and knows something about life on a nuclear submarine.

  • Feb 19, 2014

The candidate acknowledges that he faces long odds in a city accustomed to electing blacks for the city’s top job.

  • Feb 17, 2014

Whether the council member is a viable candidate has emerged as a great unknown in the 2014 race.

  • Feb 4, 2014

Only one-fourth of voters support Mayor Vincent C. Gray. The rest are split among his competition.

  • Jan 19, 2014

Shiny-blue bicycle and pine-needle scents; more recently, it’s family deaths, lost job and an eviction.

  • Dec 25, 2013

A successful campaign brawler’s state Senate bid must overcome a recent criminal conviction.

  • Dec 21, 2013

A probe into the 2010 campaign has undercut the advantages of incumbency for D.C.’s mayor.

  • Dec 5, 2013
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About Paul

Paul Schwartzman specializes in political profiles and narratives about life, death and everything in between. Prior to The Post, he worked at the New York Daily News, where he covered Rudolph Giuliani’s rise as mayor.