David Weigel

Washington, D.C.

National reporter covering politics

Education: Northwestern University, B.S. in Journalism, 2004

David Weigel is a national political correspondent covering Congress and grass-roots political movements. He is the author of "The Show That Never Ends," a history of progressive rock music.
Latest from David Weigel

The Trailer: Five big things this year's primaries told us

What we learned from the midterm primaries, what's showing up in campaign ads since Labor Day, and questions and answers with some of the people we've been checking in with on the trail.

September 20, 2022

Calif. governor rents billboards in red states to tout abortion access

Facing re-election in November, California's Democratic governor is spending some campaign money on ads in states where abortion is banned or limited.

September 15, 2022

After final primary losses, a wounded GOP establishment looks to November

Now comes the reckoning in New Hampshire — where all three congressional races feature vulnerable Democrats — and beyond for Republicans.

September 14, 2022

In N.H., far-right candidates prevail over establishment-backed rivals

Three contenders swept the nominations in key congressional battlegrounds in the final primaries before the November election

September 14, 2022

The Trailer: What to watch on this final primary night

What to watch on this final primary night, how Sen. Lindsey O. Graham just complicated the GOP's closing message, and what the left wants to do to Rhode Island's Democratic establishment.

September 13, 2022

Primary season concludes with bitterly contested GOP races in N.H.

Candidates aligned with GOP state and congressional leaders are running against provocative far-right rivals in three closely-watched contests.

September 11, 2022

Maura Healey to face Trump-backed Republican in deep-blue Massachusetts

The gubernatorial contest is seen by analysts as a strong opportunity for Democrats to flip a seat currently under Republican control.

September 6, 2022

The Trailer: Five questions and answers about the midterms, with nine weeks to go

A Q&A to kick off the midterms, a look at the Democratic upset in Alaska, and what polling shows about the battle for Congress.

September 6, 2022

GOP prospects narrow in House as Democrats overperform in early contests

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report on Wednesday revised its projections for GOP gains in the House.

August 24, 2022

Who is Maxwell Frost, the Gen Z Democratic nominee in Florida?

Maxwell Frost, 25, prevailed over more experienced Democrats to win the primary in a House race in Florida on Tuesday. The Gen Z nominee has good chance of becoming a member of Congress.

August 24, 2022