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Jessica Taylor

Political Reporter

Jessica Taylor is a political reporter with NPR based in Washington, DC, covering elections and breaking news out of the White House and Congress. Her reporting can be heard and seen on a variety of NPR platforms, from on air to online. For more than a decade, she has reported on and analyzed House and Senate elections and is a contributing author to the 2020 edition of The Almanac of American Politics and is a senior contributor to The Cook Political Report.

Before joining NPR in May 2015, Taylor was the campaign editor for The Hill newspaper. Taylor has also reported for the NBC News Political Unit, Inside Elections, National Journal, The Hotline and Politico. Taylor has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, CNN, and she is a regular on the weekly roundup on NPR's 1A with Joshua Johnson. On Election Night 2012, Taylor served as an off-air analyst for CBS News in New York.

A native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, she graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with a B.A. in political science from Furman University.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 23. The centrist Republican has criticized President Trump and holds open the possibility of challenging him for the GOP nomination in 2020. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, has reached a deal to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next month. Manny Carabel/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a rally at Howard University on Monday. The Sunrise Movement held an event for the final stop of the "Road to a Green New Deal" tour to "explore what the pain of the climate crisis looks like in D.C. and for the country and what the promise of the Green New Deal means." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoena For Donald Trump Jr. To Testify Again

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Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't hidden his presidential aspirations since leaving office in 2017, and didn't appear deterred by accusations of inappropriate contact over the past several weeks either. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., seen being questioned by reporters on Capitol Hill last year, is joining the large field of Democratic presidential candidates. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (left), former deputy national security adviser designate Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland and former White House counsel Don McGahn were named in Robert Mueller's report as people who did not carry out President Trump's asks. Tasos Katopodis; Chris Kleponis/AFP; Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump told reporters that he is considering sending immigrants in the country illegally to "sanctuary cities" as retribution against Democrats, an idea his administration said had been rejected after reports emerged Thursday night. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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