Aaron Blake

Washington, D.C.

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix

Education: University of Minnesota

Aaron Blake is senior political reporter, writing for The Fix. A Minnesota native, he has also written about politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Hill newspaper.
Latest from Aaron Blake

Why Herschel Walker might be the most embarrassing 2022 loss for Trump

This is how Walker's loss compares to the other Trump-backed Republicans who cost their party votes in the 2022 midterm elections.

December 7, 2022

The GOP’s ‘stolen-election’ fever has dropped, for now

Polls show far less appetite for election denialism than after the 2020 election. But why?

December 6, 2022

The difference that 51 votes makes for Democrats in the Georgia runoff

Another Senate seat would mean majorities on committees and an easier time confirming judges. The political consequences could reach even further.

December 6, 2022

Whip count: Here’s how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in

Here are the lawmakers who are likely to decide McCarthy's fate in January's House speaker election.

December 6, 2022

4 takeaways from the Georgia Senate runoff

How Raphael Warnock did it, plus what it adds to our understanding of the 2022 election (and of Donald Trump).

December 6, 2022

The many bad signs for Trump after his 2024 launch

The polling trends we saw over the course of 2022 appear to have accelerated after a disastrous midterm election for Trump.

December 5, 2022

The Trump GOP’s desertion of ‘law and order’ crosses a new threshold

It's not just Trump calling for the termination of the Constitution. And it's been a long time coming, with little pushback from his party.

December 5, 2022

The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates for 2024, ranked

Our bimonthly rankings.

December 3, 2022

Who could be speaker, if not Kevin McCarthy

The answer isn't obvious. But here's some early handicapping on the names that have been floated.

December 2, 2022

Why you should care about what just happened in Cochise County

It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

December 2, 2022