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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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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President Trump speaks to members of the press at the White House on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Trump praised the Big Ten's decision to resume the college football season at the end of October. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Ed Markey speaks Tuesday in Malden, Mass., after beating Rep. Joe Kennedy III for the Democratic nomination for a Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat. Allison Dinner/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Washington Republicans worry that Kris Kobach, a polarizing conservative who lost a race for governor last year, would become the GOP's Senate candidate and lose in the general election. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has started a voting rights organization, and is urging NBA teams to offer their large venues as polling sites during the pandemic. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Need A Polling Place With Social Distancing? 3 NBA Teams Offer Venues

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