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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 13 2018

Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

May 23 2018

Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States. | Video

May 22 2018

Gender, guns, partisan infighting define state nominating contests

Voters in several states are casting ballots on Tuesday for candidates who could make U.S. political history.

Apr 09 2018

Florida Republican Governor Scott enters marquee Senate race

Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate, challenging Democrat Bill Nelson in a race expected to be among the most competitive contests to decide which party controls Congress. | Video

Mar 16 2018

In Chicago, a Democratic incumbent is targeted by the left

CHICAGO U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski is campaigning for re-election in Illinois with a bullseye on his back, targeted not by Republicans but a coalition of progressive activists in his own Democratic Party on a mission to steer it further to the left.

Feb 01 2018

Sexual abuse scandal weighs on U.S. gymnastics centers

LANSING, Mich. Gymnastics coach Jamie Boyd-Hamilton is painfully questioning everything that once seemed normal in the Michigan community at the epicenter of a doctor's sexual abuse of young athletes.

Dec 26 2017

Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

Dec 20 2017

In Georgia, battle of the 'Staceys' tests Democrats' future

ATLANTA The two Democratic candidates running for governor in Georgia are both lawyers and former state legislators. Both are women, and on many policy issues it's hard to tell them apart. Both even share the same first name - Stacey. | Video

Nov 09 2017

Democrats ride grassroots wave to major statehouse gains

Democrats claimed historic gains in Virginia's statehouse and booted Republicans from state and local office across the United States on Tuesday, in the party's first big wave of victories since Republican Donald Trump's won the White House a year ago. | Video

Nov 01 2017

Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates

Virginia Democrat Danica Roem has been called a man by conservative opponents attacking her views on LGBT rights as she campaigns to become the United States' only transgender state legislator. | Video

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