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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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Joe Aldridge, 43, poses for a portait in his Andrew Johnson costume, a role he has played in his hometown, Greeneville, Tenn., for the past 11 years. Aldridge said he keeps his uniform in the closet of his work place, Tipton's Cafe, just in case he needs it: "I hope that people will continue the legacy, help out other people and vote for their choice." Jessica Tezak for NPR hide caption

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In Tennessee, Tourists Rediscover The First President Who Was Impeached

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Impeachment Boosts Tourism To Home Of Andrew Johnson — The 1st Impeached President

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Six candidates have qualified for next Tuesday's Democratic debate: former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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President Trump says Qassem Soleimani was plotting "imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and personnel," in a statement at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday afternoon. Jim Watson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Pence looks on in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 5, 2019. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds hands with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., as they walk to the chamber where the House begins debate on the impeachment charges against President Trump. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., right, gives his opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., left, looks on. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang speaks during an interview in Chicago. Yang has qualified for the sixth Democratic primary debate next week. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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CHART: Democratic Governors Make A Big Comeback Under Trump

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Democrats Have Made Big Gains In Number Of Governorships In The U.S.

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Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., makes an opening statement as former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill last month. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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