Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


Bush is raising tons of money and has plenty of potential assets. Why aren’t his rivals scared off?

  • Apr 25, 2015

How “negative partisanship” shapes the outcomes in House and Senate elections.

  • Apr 18, 2015

These two states start the nominating process, but they offer different tests for candidates.

  • Apr 17, 2015

Democrat’s low-key tour of the state aims to erase any residual vibe from 2008 of an entitled or aloof campaign.

  • Apr 15, 2015

“We do have a plan. We have a plan for my plan.“

  • Apr 14, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate is counting on the public’s reluctance to elect another Bush or Clinton.

  • Apr 14, 2015

Her task is to reassure voters who are open to her candidacy but still unsure what she stands for and whether they trust her.

  • Apr 11, 2015

In contrast to 2008, the Democrat aims for a low-key start to her expected 2016 presidential bid

  • Apr 9, 2015

The Kentucky Republican has a goal to shake up his party, but does his vision add up?

  • Apr 7, 2015

Clinton must wait to see whether a final deal is reached and then either live with the details or voice dissent.

  • Apr 4, 2015
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Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post. He has served as the paper’s National Editor, Political Editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent. He is the co-author of two books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Battle For America 2008,” a narrative history of the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association award for political coverage and shared the Gerald R. Ford award for coverage of the presidency. In 2011, he received the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith award for deadline writing about the presidency and the National Press Club’s award for political analysis. He is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” and MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” and is a frequent guest on other public affairs programs.
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