Azi Paybarah

Washington, D.C.

National reporter covering campaigns and breaking politics news.

Education: University at Albany, B.A. in English

Paybarah joined The Washington Post in 2022. He previously covered politics for the New York Times, Politico New York and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in 2017.
Latest from Azi Paybarah

Gunman kills 5 and injures 25 at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

Authorities identified the suspect was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, who was taken into custody, after clubgoers helped subdue the gunman.

November 21, 2022

Who is Hakeem Jeffries?

If elected, the 52-year-old chair of the House Democratic Caucus would become the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress.

November 18, 2022

Vote counting continues in Nevada, which could decide control of Senate

A win in Nevada would give Democrats a 50th Senate seat and allow them to retain control in the chamber, while a Republican victory would mean control would hinge on the outcome of the Georgia runoff election.

November 12, 2022

Congressional Republicans panic as they watch their lead dwindle

Republicans are calling for a delay in next week's Senate leadership elections, a direct challenge to Sen. Mitch McConnell's stewardship.

November 11, 2022

Judge fines Trump lawyers in Clinton case thrown out in September

A federal judge imposed sanctions on former president Donald Trump's lawyers who were involved in a case wildly accusing Hillary Clinton and others of conspiring against him.

November 11, 2022

Democrats increasingly optimistic about holding the Senate

Republicans remain confident they will narrowly win the House, but many uncalled races, particularly in Western states, are breaking in favor of Democrats.

November 11, 2022

Senate control hinges on unresolved election contests in Nevada, Arizona

Anticipating victory, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has started making calls seeking support for his bid to be the next speaker.

November 10, 2022

Georgia Senate race between Walker and Warnock headed to Dec. 6 runoff

Democrats showed surprising strength in key battleground races, but too many contests remained uncalled early Wednesday to project which party will control the House or Senate.

November 10, 2022

Michigan votes to protect abortion rights; Fetterman wins Pa. race for Senate

Follow our live coverage of the 2022 midterm elections to get the latest news, key race updates and live results for your state.

November 9, 2022

Nancy Pelosi makes first public comments since attack on her husband

The House speaker said of her husband Friday morning that “it’s going to be a long haul but he will be well.”

November 4, 2022