Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Washington, D.C.

White House, politics, political campaigns, criminal justice, equity

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, bachelor's in journalism and mass communication

Cleve R. Wootson Jr. is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. He previously covered the 2020 campaign for president, and worked on The Post's General Assignment before that. For a decade, he was a reporter for the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.
Latest from Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Emhoff decries ‘epidemic of hate’ at event on antisemitism

Doug Emhoff decried an “epidemic of hate” facing the United States as he convened a roundtable at the White House on rising antisemitism.

December 7, 2022

Biden factory visit launches effort to show his bills actually work

Some Democrats complain Biden hasn't convinced voters his bills make a difference. He aims to change that, starting with Tuesday's visit to an Arizona factory.

December 6, 2022

Where are the Democratic stars? Few party leaders hit the trail.

Democratic leaders call the midterms critical but few party stars have campaigned.

October 20, 2022

A campaign rarity: Biden to appear with candidate in close race

The president travels to Pennsylvania today to appear with and raise money for Fetterman.

October 20, 2022

Biden announces oil release, hoping to calm prices as midterms near

President Biden released 15 million more barrels from the U.S. petroleum reserve. The move was criticized by Republicans, but Biden hopes it will stabilize gas prices as the midterms near.

October 19, 2022

Biden kicks off Democrats’ final sprint focusing on one theme: Abortion

Biden, in a major speech, signals the Democrats' final campaign push will center on one message: rescuing abortion rights.

October 18, 2022

Biden to announce release of more petroleum from strategic reserve

The decision comes three weeks before a midterm election where Democrats face strong head winds, in part because of American worries about rising costs.

October 18, 2022

Are Democrats squandering a chance in Cheri Beasley’s N.C. Senate race?

Democrat Cheri Beasley has outraised Ted Budd in her Senate bid in North Carolina, but supporters say national GOP spending in the state is drowning her out.

October 17, 2022

GOP leaders rally behind Walker. But in Georgia, Republicans fret.

The emerging dynamic five weeks before the election encapsulated a predicament Republicans are confronting in the midterms.

October 4, 2022

Herschel Walker denies report that he paid for girlfriend’s abortion

Walker’s denial came after the Daily Beast published an account from a woman who said Walker encouraged her to have an abortion while they were dating.

October 4, 2022