Benjamin Swasey Ben Swasey is a editor on the Washington Desk.
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Benjamin Swasey

Benjamin Swasey

Editor, Washington Desk

Ben Swasey is an editor on the Washington Desk who mostly covers politics and voting.

A Massachusetts native, Swasey was previously a political editor and digital manager at WBUR in Boston.

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AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka addresses a 2019 rally in Washington, D.C. He had been president of the federation since 2009. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Powerful U.S. Labor Leader Richard Trumka Dies

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People arrive to drop off mail-in ballots or vote in person at an early voting location in Phoenix on Oct. 16, 2020. Republicans in Arizona are weighing measures to make the state's voting rules more restrictive. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Letlow has won a special election to fill the Louisiana congressional seat left vacant when her husband, Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, died of COVID-19 complications before he could be sworn into office. Brett Duke/AP hide caption

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