After a tumultuous 2014 midterm election season in Colorado was in the books, I started to focus on the 2016 cycle. In the summer of 2015, I spent three months traveling across the U.S., going to every presidential battleground state for a series of on-the-ground dispatches and in-depth profiles of each state.
In addition to the States in Play project, I also covered the 2016 race for multiple other news outlets both in the U.S. and in Germany.
July 19, 2016: Undocumented in the age of Donald Trump
March 15, 2016: “A lot of hogwash” in the critique of Hillary Clinton
March 1, 2016: Data wars target omni-present American voter
February 23, 2016: Powerful casino magnate Sheldon Adelson pulling the strings
January 19, 2016: Financing U.S. elections: To the highest bidder?
October 14, 2015: Reporter’s Notebook – #DemDebate – The spin room is a contact sport
September 27, 2015: A Grain of Salt – The problem with polls: Opinion researchers preach restraint for horse race journalists (The Colorado Statesman published this story on September 28)
August 27, 2015: “Telling it like it is” – Are we seeing a renaissance of the honest politician? A conversation with Brendan Nyhan – political scientist, media critic and New York Times contributor
August 15, 2015: State afFairs – The political magnitude of fried Snickers and fair-y insouciance
August 8, 2015: Anecdotal Evidence, debate edition – Elephant-watching in Cleveland (The Colorado Statesman published a version of this story on August 10.)
August 4, 2015: Race to the Ranch – Iowa pizza chain is a must-stop for GOP presidential candidates on campaign trail
August 1, 2015: The interviewee strikes back – Des Moines clothing store makes fun of the Iowa caucus media frenzy
July 29, 2015: Family business – Being blue in staunchly conservative northwest Iowa
July 26, 2015: What happens to political debate if we live only among like-minded people? A conversation with author Bill Bishop (The Colorado Statesman published this Q & A on July 28.)
The Colorado Statesman
January 31, 2016: Sunday Special Report: Former staffers recall ’84 run of Gary Hart
November 25, 2015: Clinton organizes for caucuses, raises money in Colorado swing
October 15, 2015: Colorado front and center amid Dem debate’s Vegas razzmatazz
October 13,2015: Gardner, array of presidential candidates search for gridlock cure at NH conference
March 2016: Swing State – A Political Roadtrip