Aaron Blake

Washington, D.C.

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix

Education: University of Minnesota

Aaron Blake is senior political reporter, writing for The Fix. A Minnesota native, he has also written about politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Hill newspaper.
Latest from Aaron Blake

The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates for 2024, ranked

Our bimonthly rankings.

December 3, 2022

Who could be speaker, if not Kevin McCarthy

The answer isn't obvious. But here's some early handicapping on the names that have been floated.

December 2, 2022

Why you should care about what just happened in Cochise County

It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

December 2, 2022

Herschel Walker is a very flawed candidate. Could he still win?

A new poll reinforces his liabilities. But Georgia also leaned Republican on Election Day.

December 2, 2022

The worst candidates of the 2022 election

Bad candidates cost the GOP key races and quite possibly the Senate. Here are the ones who hurt the party the most.

November 30, 2022

Whip count: Here’s how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in

Here are the lawmakers who are likely to decide McCarthy's fate in January's House speaker election.

November 30, 2022

McCarthy’s brazen revisionism on the GOP and Nick Fuentes

Rep. Kevin McCarthy claimed both Donald Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have denounced white nationalist Nick Fuentes. In reality, neither has.

November 29, 2022

What good did the 2022 election do for Biden 2024?

Democratic leaders might be more confident in him now. Democratic-leaning voters are another matter.

November 28, 2022

Breaking down the Georgia Senate runoff

The dynamics aren’t the same as the pivotal 2020 Georgia runoffs or other big Senate races held beyond Election Day. But the stakes are still significant.

November 28, 2022

Biden has appointed many judges but hasn’t recast the bench like Trump

By keeping their Senate majority, Democrats can keep confirming judges. But thanks to the GOP’s 2015-2016 blockade, the makeup of the courts hasn’t shifted as substantially.

November 21, 2022