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

Benjamin Swasey

Deputy Political Editor, Washington Desk

Ben Swasey is a deputy editor on the Washington Desk, covering the 2020 presidential campaign through the inauguration.

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

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Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol on Wednesday as Congress debated the 2020 electoral vote tally. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, speaks at a forum on wages and working people on April 27, 2019. President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Tanden to run the Office of Management and Budget. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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A poll worker helps K. Maki (left) fill out a provisional ballot at Park Tavern polling station on Tuesday in Atlanta, Ga. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump takes a question during a news conference at the White House on Sunday, where he dismissed reporting from The New York Times that he has paid little or no federal income taxes in recent years as "fake news." Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins' 2018 vote in favor of President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been a notable issue for Maine voters. Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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