Jessica’s Recent Stories
Nation Jul 30Remembering John Lewis, an American civil rights icon
The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil…
Politics Jun 03Mail-in voting amid pandemic and protests previews challenges for November election
States are still struggling with how to handle the surge in requests for absentee and mail-in ballots.
Politics Apr 27Amid pandemic, political campaigns forced to adapt
Campaigns and candidates on both sides of the aisle are deploying new strategies to attract and engage voters, donors, and organizers virtually — whether it be big hats on Zoom, or interactive video game meetups.
Politics Mar 03Why Bloomberg bet on memes and influencers this Super Tuesday
The strategy will be put to the test when Michael Bloomberg’s name appears on the ballot for the first time.
Politics Oct 17Will Warren’s bet against big money pay off?
When Warren vowed in February to rely only on smaller donations, that pledge was only for the primary. But now her campaign says the decision would extend to the general election, if she is the nominee.
Politics Jul 30What to watch at the Democratic debates in Detroit
The leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will take the debate stage Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit looking to further define their candidacies, take on rivals, and score a viral moment. Here's what we'll be watching in the debates.
Politics Jul 18Warren and Sanders are banking on small donors. Will it pay off?
Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are not attending high-dollar fundraisers, a strategy aimed at winning over the party’s progressive base.
Politics Jun 25The risks of standing out at the 2020 Democratic debates
The key moments -- good and bad -- will play on for days after the broadcast goes off air.
Politics May 21Kentucky’s Democratic gubernatorial primary could offer roadmap for 2020
The results of Kentucky's gubernatorial primaries will offer hints about how voters on both sides of the aisle are thinking ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and could provide a mini-blueprint for other Democrats figuring out how to appeal to…
Politics Apr 29Can you chip in a dollar? 2020 Democrats race for small donors
Democrats led by figures like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rejecting corporate PAC money altogether, seizing instead on small dollar donations in a race to the bottom to see who can claim the smallest average donation.