Jess Bidgood

Jess Bidgood is a national political reporter in the Globe’s Washington bureau, where she covers campaigns, Congress and how the workings of Washington (or lack thereof) influence people’s lives around the country. She previously spent seven years covering New England for the New York Times, and began her journalism career at WBUR and WGBH. She lives in Washington and misses Somerville.

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Democrats were denied a much needed spectacle in pivotal Wisconsin this week. Here’s why that matters

By , Globe Staff

Democrats chose Milwaukee in an effort to win back the crucial battleground state, but the convention’s severely diminished presence left some of the very voters the party was trying to target by wanting more and worried about another Election Day loss.

Warren touts Biden’s plans — drawn from her own — to animate progressives for November

By , Globe Staff

Speaking from a classroom in a temporarily shuttered early learning center in Springfield, Senator Elizabeth Warren said in a speech Wednesday night during the Democratic National Convention that Joe Biden “has some really good plans.” Left unsaid was that they were her plans first.

Elizabeth Warren wasn’t VP pick, but could be a key player — from inside or outside — in a Biden administration

By , Globe Staff

The vice president choice raises the question of what role one of the most prominent progressives might play in a Biden administration.

Joe Biden’s VP pick is Kamala Harris, first woman of color on major party’s ticket

By , and , Globe Staff

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, elevating the first Black and South Asian woman in US history to that role ahead of next week’s party convention.