As a campaign reporter, I hear it all the time: “Hey, what’s actually happening with the elections?”
Why not be informed, instead? That’s my mission in The Trailer, The Washington Post’s new political newsletter that’s all about campaigns and elections — the one in November, and the one that will officially begin with the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, 2020. (See, you already learned something.)
I’ve been a correspondent at The Post since the summer of 2015, and I covered politics for 10 years before that. The beat has taken me to 49 states (apologies to Hawaii), to party conventions, to diners, to churches and beyond. I try not to spend more than a week at a time in Washington, because the story is usually somewhere else.
In The Trailer, our new newsletter that will begin this month and be delivered on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, I will report on every development in the midterms and elections further down the horizon. Here’s what you can expect:
- In-depth reporting on key races and upsets that Washington might not see coming
- Breaking news about polls, campaign moves, ads and strategy
- Analysis that will demystify, debunk or simply explain the controversies being launched into the news cycle
- Interviews with candidates and Q&As with me, led by readers
- The occasional joke about where someone is or is not running for president
My goal is a newsletter that will ground you in the electoral news of the day, with no distractions or bogus narratives. Please subscribe, and we’ll get started.