Colby Itkowitz

Washington, D.C.

Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics

Education: Hofstra University, BA in print journalism and political science

Colby Itkowitz has covered Washington policy and politics for most of her career. Since coming to the Post in March 2014, she's covered national politics, health policy, anchored the 'Inspired Life' blog, and written about the quirks of the federal government and campaigns for the famed 'In the Loop' column. She was previously The Morning Call’s D.C. correspondent. Prior to that, she covered Capitol Hill, transportation policy, for Congressional Quarterly.
Latest from Colby Itkowitz

Arizona Republican slate packed with Trump-backed election deniers

The Arizona outcome is especially consequential given the role the state played in the 2020 election and its aftermath.

August 3, 2022

Kansans resoundingly reject amendment aimed at restricting abortion rights

Kansans voted Tuesday to uphold the state’s constitutional protection of the right to abortion in the first electoral test since Roe v. Wade was overturned.

August 3, 2022

Final stretch of primaries will showcase a divided GOP

Tuesday’s contests in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state could elevate more Republicans who, like Trump, have baselessly undermined faith in elections and pitch themselves as populist fighters against not just Democrats but the GOP establishment.

August 1, 2022

GOP Pa. governor nominee under fire for ties to white-nationalist site

Gab’s CEO praised Doug Mastriano for leading “an explicitly Christian movement” in antisemitic screeds posted online this week.

July 28, 2022

GOP’s Meijer voted to impeach Trump. Now Democrats are targeting him.

Desperate to retain control of Congress, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee becomes the latest party entity to aid a Trump-endorsed Republican in a contested primary.

July 27, 2022

Mandela Barnes is front-runner in Wis. Democratic primary for Senate

Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry stepped aside Wednesday, two days after county executive Tom Nelson announced that he was suspending his campaign.

July 27, 2022

After Roe, Democrats say they, not the GOP, are the party of freedom

In the two months since the Supreme Court struck down federal abortion rights, Democrats are gravitating toward a freedom-focused message more commonly used as a rallying cry by Republicans.

July 27, 2022

After stroke, John Fetterman takes small steps back into Pa. Senate race

Fetterman’s advisors are adamant that he will be ready to take on his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the former TV talk show host, in November.

July 14, 2022

Candidate challenges, primary scars have GOP worried about Senate chances

Four months from Election Day, Republicans are struggling in several of the marquee races in the fight for control of the upper chamber.

July 10, 2022