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

Georgia Republicans are unusually skeptical of Trump’s 2020 actions

A new poll reinforces something we saw in the 2022 primaries. And it could matter for the case ahead.

August 29, 2023

Mark Meadows struggles to distance himself from Trump’s plot

Meadows’s attempts to separate himself from efforts to overturn the election offer a preview of the difficult balancing act that other defendants will face.

August 29, 2023

The fired Ukrainian prosecutor is not a reliable narrator

Republicans are hyping Viktor Shokin’s new Fox News interview about the Bidens and Burisma. But it reinforced reasons to doubt his account.

August 28, 2023

Trump’s Georgia case could get real — quickly

While Trump might not go to trial for a long time, others are forcing the issue in ways that could shed light on the case against him.

August 26, 2023

What our post-debate poll means for DeSantis, Ramaswamy and Haley

Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy were declared the winners by most voters, but their showings were less impressive in context. And Nikki Haley’s performance probably mattered most.

August 25, 2023

Some undersold moments from the first Republican debate

Breaking down DeSantis’s squeamish response on Pence and Jan. 6, Pence’s conspicuous “contrition” reference to Trump, and other moments that haven’t gotten their due.

August 24, 2023

The winners and losers from the first Republican debate

Donald Trump was the big winner. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Party’s political pride didn’t fare so well.

August 24, 2023

Americans aren’t sold on a Biden impeachment inquiry

They are skeptical of Hunter Biden and the handling of his case. But most don’t connect his problems to the president, and support for an inquiry is lower than it was for Trump’s impeachments.

August 23, 2023

5 key things to watch for in the first Republican presidential debate

How do you handle an absentee front-runner you’re loath to attack? How much focus is on DeSantis? Where will candidates go on election denialism, abortion and Ukraine?

August 23, 2023

7 ways MAGA Republicans differ from other Republicans

A deep dive on the two sides of the GOP.

August 22, 2023