Paul Schwartzman

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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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

Gray’s fellow candidates and other political observers weighed in on his surprise move in interviews and statements.

  • Dec 2, 2013

State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds’s 24-year-old son, Austin, stabbed him in the face and chest before killing himself, investigators said.

  • Nov 19, 2013

The Cuccinelli Compass newsletter honed a combative political persona and provided fodder for opponents.

  • Oct 30, 2013

Former DNC chairman eager to get from fundraising background to Virginia governor’s spotlight.

  • Oct 15, 2013

Party leaders fear that their nominee, Ken Cuccinelli II, is on his way to losing the governor’s race.

  • Oct 13, 2013

Libertarian Rob Sarvis’s rise is seen as a reflection of voters’ disgust with Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli.

  • Oct 2, 2013

Issues tossed aside, Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe came out fighting early, and the jabs haven’t stopped.

  • Aug 6, 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.