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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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Politics Dec 16The Electoral College votes Monday. Here’s why Trump will likely remain the winner
Three days before electors gather in state capitals to elect the next president, President-elect Donald Trump is poised to receive 306 electoral votes to Secretary Clinton’s 232.
Politics Oct 07Here’s the list of GOP responses to Trump’s vulgar comments about groping women
We're tracking comments from Trump's supporters and detractors in the GOP.
Politics Jan 11Who delivered the longest State of the Union and other trivia
At the heels of President Obama's final State of the Union address, here's a look at the history of the State of the Union along with its various traditions and rituals.
Nation Dec 28Trump, Clinton and the Top 10 political stories of 2015
From Donald Trump’s rise to the top of a crowded Republican field to John Boehner’s resignation and the growing influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, 2015 was full of unexpected twists and turns.
Politics Dec 06What did the candidates think of Obama’s national security address?
Following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation Sunday, the candidates jockeying to have his job in more than a year reacted to the president’s strategy for defeating ISIS and terror threats at home.
Politics Dec 02What the presidential candidates are saying about the San Bernardino shooting
Less than a week after the mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility, gun politics is again at the center of the presidential campaign. Candidates on both sides took to Twitter today to weigh in on the ongoing situation…
Politics Jun 30Here’s how much money Jeb Bush made in the last 30 years
Jeb Bush's income from 1981 to 2013 in one chart.
Politics Jun 15What does Jeb Bush believe? Where the candidate stands on 11 issues
He is a real estate developer turned two-term Florida governor. John Ellis Bush (J.E.B.) speaks fluent Spanish at home, chose to become a Texas Longhorn and is one of the Bush family’s middle children. The son and brother of presidents,…
Politics Jun 03What does Lincoln Chafee believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
He is a former blacksmith who spent years shoeing horses. He's also a former mayor, U.S. senator and governor in Rhode Island. Lincoln Chafee is known for his Republican-to-independent-to-Democrat migration. Here is where he stands on 10 key issues.
Politics May 28What does George Pataki believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
One of seven former governors in the 2016 conversation, George Pataki is the only one who also was a delegate to the United Nations, a small town mayor and a state legislator. The New Yorker is the only Republican ever…