Hannah Knowles

Washington, D.C.

National politics reporter covering campaigns

Education: Stanford University, BA in English

Hannah Knowles is a national politics reporter covering campaigns at The Washington Post. She joined the national politics team after three years on The Post's general assignment desk, where she covered breaking news and reported on the 2020 election, covid-19 and the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Latest from Hannah Knowles

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

Warnock beats Walker in Ga. runoff, growing Democrats’ Senate majority

It was a hard-fought victory for Democrats in an increasingly purple state that was central to the party’s gains last election cycle and is expected to be a key battleground in 2024.

December 7, 2022

In increasingly purple Georgia, Senate runoff is a high-stakes final test

Georgia remains “culturally red,” said one conservative-leaning voter backing Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock. But “we’re not just partisan machines.”

December 4, 2022

Senate campaign hits fever pitch in final days of Georgia runoff

Final efforts to reach voters in Georgia’s Senate runoff were everywhere at Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship football game.

December 3, 2022

In Georgia runoff, GOP worries about Walker, Trump and party’s future

The Georgia runoff between Raphael G. Warnock and Herschel Walker caps a turbulent midterm election in which voters rejected many candidates tied to Donald Trump.

December 2, 2022

GOP 2024 hopefuls chart paths to run against or around Trump

At a Republican Jewish Coalition meeting, even Trump fans applauded calls to look past him as party leaders, donors reel from disappointing midterms.

November 20, 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

Republicans one win away from House majority

Victories in several competitive races pushed Republicans to 217 seats in the House — just one shy of the total needed to clinch control.

November 15, 2022

Democrat Katie Hobbs projected to defeat Kari Lake in Arizona governor’s race

Democrat Katie Hobbs prevailed over Republican Kari Lake, a GOP star who campaigned on Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election.

November 14, 2022

Aguilar defeats election denier Marchant in race to oversee Nev. voting

It was the latest loss for GOP candidates who campaigned on former president Donald Trump’s false insistence the 2020 election was stolen.

November 13, 2022