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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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Politics Jul 26How Hillary Clinton emerged more resilient after turbulent White House years
Hillary Clinton, who hopes to become the first woman president, has been breaking glass ceilings for years: The first First Lady to hold a graduate degree and first to run for office. She was also the first to testify before…
Politics Jul 25Hillary Clinton’s call to public service came early
Politics Jun 06In Democratic race, California’s delegate haul still up for grabs
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton inched closer to the party’s nomination with primary wins in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands over the weekend. But she and Sen. Bernie Sanders are neck-and-neck in the Golden State, which boasts the largest delegate…
Politics Apr 25Tight Maryland Senate race echoes dynamics of Democratic presidential fight
Voters will go to the polls in five East Coast state primaries on Tuesday. But in Maryland, it’s the Democratic primary race between Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards to replace longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski that’s dominating the…
Politics Mar 14Kasich urges Ohioans to reject Trump’s ‘toxic environment’
Politics Feb 01GOP race divides evangelical voters in Iowa
On Iowa caucus night, only a fraction of voters typically participate. But among Republicans who attend, half are expected to be evangelical Christians, a group that helped propel Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to wins in the past. This cycle,…
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.
Politics Jan 05On the campaign trail in NH, heartbreak over heroin addiction
The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction…
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.