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.
  • Alabama Senate General Election: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Alabama will hold a special election for U.S. Senate on December 12 to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year. Here's what you need to know.

  • Stephanie Kemplin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • #TheTaxBillHurts: Times Editorial Board Tries on Twitter to Stop GOP Tax Bill

  • Matt Lauer Fired: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Joshua Cooper: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    The little-known Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is at the center of a partisan power struggle in the wake of Director Richard Cordray's retirement. Here's what you need to know about the CFPB.

  • Doug Jones on the Issues: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • 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

    Though the two are much alike in their ability to galvanize far-right voters, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and Donald Trump have had little interaction with each other to date.  Here's what you need to know about Roy Moore and Donald Trump.

  • Doug Jones: 5 Fast Facts 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

  • Miami Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

  • Seattle Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

  • Atlanta Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2017

    Polling hours, locations, and other key info about Atlanta's 2017 elections, including the city's highly competitive mayoral race.

  • 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

    A former U.S. attorney and daughter of a prominent lobbyist and former state senator, Jenny Durkan is leading the polls in Seattle's mayoral election. Here's what you need to know.

  • WATCH: Virginia Governor Election TV Ad Highlights

  • 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

    Ed Gillespie is reportedly worth about $8 million, but, together with his wife, his assets may be valued at up to $25 million. Here's what you need to know.