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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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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has joined the House Intelligence Committee to bolster the Republican defense of President Trump in the impeachment inquiry. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Jordan On Giuliani's Role In Ukraine Strategy: Trump Can 'Have Who He Wants'

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After a recanvass of last week's election was largely completed, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is conceding to his Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Deval has announced he will enter the 2020 presidential race. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg are some of the 10 candidates who have qualified for the Democratic presidential primary debate next week on Nov 20. Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a news conference in front of the Statehouse on Tuesday in Concord, N.H., where he announced he is ending his long-shot 2020 presidential bid. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Michael Bloomberg is reconsidering entering the Democratic presidential primary. If he entered, he would be the second billionaire to join the race who walked back an earlier decision not to run. Evan Agostini/Associated Press hide caption

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Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Reopens Door To 2020 Presidential Run

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Elections In Virginia And Kentucky Heat Up, But Too Early To Call

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In Kentucky And Virginia, A Strong Night For Democrats In Off-Year Elections

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Celebration: "I didn't just come here to end the era that is Donald Trump. I'm here to launch the era that comes next." Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In ending his presidential run, Beto O'Rourke said, "Our campaign has been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly and acting decisively in the best interests of America." Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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