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Samantha Waldroup
is a politics and news contributor to Heavy. She was previously a staff writer on the State Executives Project at Ballotpedia. You can reach her by email at samantha.waldroup@heavy.com or follow her on Twitter at @samwaldroup.
Doug Jones on the Issues: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Democrat Doug Jones has been gaining momentum in Alabama’s race to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat. Here’s what you need to know about Doug Jones on the issues.

WATCH: Roy Moore Accuser Leigh Corfman Gives First Televised Interview Since Making Allegations

Richard Cordray: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Julia Ioffe: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Roy Moore & Donald Trump: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Doug Jones: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Democrat Doug Jones has been gaining momentum in the special election to represent the deep-red state of Alabama in the U.S. Senate. Here’s what you need to know.

Grindr Outage Status: App Down For Hundreds, Maybe Thousands [Update: It’s Back Up]

Democrats’ Big Win in Virginia House of Delegates Could Mean Another Big Win in 2018

Virginia Governor Election 2017: Voting Results Live Updates

Francis X. Suarez: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Virginia Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

Polling hours, locations, and other key info about Virginia’s 2017 elections, including the state’s highly competitive gubernatorial race.

Miami Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

Seattle Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

Atlanta Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

Virginia Governor Polls: Ralph Northam vs. Ed Gillespie

The Charges Against Paul Manafort & Rick Gates: What Do They Mean?

Chris Murphy on North Korea: ‘Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Totally Incoherent’

Cary Moon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jenny Durkan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

WATCH: Virginia Governor Election TV Ad Highlights

The attack ad contest between Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican rival Ed Gillespie has been coming to a fierce boil. Here are the highlights of the two campaigns’ TV ad strategies.

Justin Fairfax: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Cathy Gillespie, Ed Gillespie’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Alexander-Murray Healthcare Bill: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Ed Gillespie Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Hillary Clinton Won’t Run for President Again She Said Today & in 2009

Hillary Clinton told BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” on Tuesday that she would not make another bid for the presidency, but it’s not the first time she’s made that promise (and broken it).

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Amasses Large Twitter Following of Russian Bots

Tamika Mallory: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kathleen Hartnett White: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

WATCH: Trump Forgets He Is President of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Tweet Roundup: Who Is Participating in #WomenBoycottTwitter?

Women and men across the world are boycotting Twitter today as a result of the accusations of sexual assault and harassment recently levied against movie studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, marked by the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter. Here’s a look at who is participating, and who is saying what.