AP Announces 2016 Political Team

Next year is going to be nuts.

The Associated Press has announced its 2016 political team, which is led by political editor David Scott. Below are the other members of his team.

  • Lisa Lerer joins the AP as a political reporter with a focus on Hillary Clinton. Lerer comes to the AP from Bloomberg, where she most recently served as a report for Bloomberg Politics.
  • The AP’s White House correspondent Julie Pace will add campaign coverage to her role.
  • Tom Beaumont will cover Jeb Bush.
  • Phil Elliott will focus on Republicans in the Senate seeking a 2016 nomination.
  • Andrew Harnik, an AP photographer in Washington, will join the campaign coverage.
  • Ken Thomas will focus on national Democrats.
  • Steve Peoples will cover the national Republican Party.
  • Jill Colvin will focus on Chris Christie and general 2016 news in New York.
  • Nick Riccardi covers politics in the West and Bill Barrow in the South.
  • Jesse Holland leads race and ethnicity and voters reporting.
  • Emily Swanson is focused on polling.
  • Donna Cassata will focus on Capitol Hill.