AP announces political team for 2016

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By: Erin Madigan White | The Associated Press

Lisa Lerer will joinAP as a political reporter focused on Hillary Clinton. Lisa, now a correspondent at Bloomberg Politics, will be based in Washington, but will spend time in New York and on the trail with the presumptive Democratic front runner. Lisa joins the AP early next month.


White House correspondent, Julie Pace, will broaden her focus to include campaign coverage along with her normal White House coverage, bringing strong sourcing skills and political acumen to the team. Julie has already begun to split her time between the campaign and the White House. Tom Beaumont is now responsible for coverage of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Phil Elliott is focused on the Republicans in the Senate seeking the GOP’s 2016 nomination.


For the next few months, Cal Woodward will also be working as an editor. Ken Thomas remains focused on national Democrats, and Steve Peoples on the national Republican Party. In New Jersey, Jill Colvin is on point for Chris Christie and all 2016 news in New York City.


Nick Riccardi covers politics in the West and Bill Barrow in the South. Jesse Holland will cover race, ethnicity and voters, and Emily Swanson on polling. The report benefits each day from the work of our team on Capitol Hill, led by Donna Cassata will lead the reports each day from Capitol Hill.

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