Colby Itkowitz

Washington, D.C.

Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics

Education: Hofstra University, BA in print journalism and political science

Colby Itkowitz has covered Washington policy and politics for most of her career. Since coming to the Post in March 2014, she's covered national politics, health policy, anchored the 'Inspired Life' blog, and written about the quirks of the federal government and campaigns for the famed 'In the Loop' column. She was previously The Morning Call’s D.C. correspondent. Prior to that, she covered Capitol Hill, transportation policy, for Congressional Quarterly.
Latest from Colby Itkowitz

Walker’s loss in Ga. spurs new GOP hand-wringing, calls for new strategy

The GOP hand-wringing repeatedly came back to Herschel Walker, one of many inexperienced and polarizing nominees who lost battleground races this year.

December 7, 2022

Who is Herschel Walker?

Walker, a Georgia football legend, has had a tumultuous campaign for the U.S. Senate.

December 6, 2022

Who is Sen. Raphael Warnock?

In his brief time in Washington, Warnock has become one of the most impactful voices in the Democratic Party.

December 6, 2022

Republicans narrowly win House, ending full Democratic control of Congress

The GOP takeover will end two years of one-party control on Capitol Hill.

November 16, 2022

‘Mainstream and not extreme’: Far-right candidates, views rejected in key battlegrounds

"Voters called out crazy," a former Republican congressman said of the midterm elections.

November 14, 2022

In battle for the Senate, the focus is on three states

All eyes are on Arizona, Nevada and Georgia, where Democratic incumbents need to win at least two of those states to retain power.

November 11, 2022

Democrats celebrate surprise wins, but balance of power still in limbo

Republicans are likely to take control of the House, experts say, but it could take weeks to find out which party ends up with more seats in the Senate.

November 9, 2022

Emboldened GOP makes closing pitch as Democrats try to head off big losses

A heated midterm campaign neared the finish line on Monday as candidates raced across key battlegrounds and clashed over the future of the country.

November 7, 2022

Democrats look to centrists in final hours while GOP amps up its base

Some Republicans have turned to rhetoric stoking cultural divisions and at times pushing racial discord in the final days of the campaign.

November 6, 2022

Three presidents converge in Pa., with dueling warnings about the country

The extraordinary convergence of the current president and his two predecessors highlights the broad implications of Pennsylvania this year and beyond.

November 5, 2022