This year has been epic for political news, and many of its biggest story lines — the coronavirus, racial injustice and the 2020 campaign — have played out in states at least as much as they have in Washington. With that in mind, The Fix has revived an old tradition and compiled its 2020 list of reporters to follow in each state and D.C.

So much of what we know about those major stories has come from the reporters covering officials in those states. Of course, 2020 also exacerbated the ongoing crisis in local news as the economy slowdown led to advertising shortfalls.

“With so many local and regional news organizations struggling right now — some for their very survival — their reporters are working harder than ever to find the time and resources to do the job that we need them to do. And that is to hold public officials to account on behalf of citizens,” said Margaret Sullivan, a Washington Post columnist and author of “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy.”

The biggest and most state-centric politics story may be one that’s now unfolding: voting and the election during the pandemic. How that’s done has been largely up to state officials, and the most furious fighting over it is happening in state capitols and courts.

Thank you to all the readers, colleagues and friends of The Fix who recommended people for this list. It’s not exhaustive (tell me who I’m missing via email or tweet. I plan to update it with some frequency.). But if you want to know what’s happening as 2020 barrels toward its climax, these are the journalists — including digital, broadcast and print reporters, as well as some editors and pundits — you should follow. You can follow them all on one Twitter list here.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

  • Kevin Dayton, Honolulu Civil Beat
  • Dan Nakaso, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming