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Washington Correspondent, NJ Advance Media
Covers:  polls, lobbying, campaign finance, federal government, government waste, government misconduct & ethics, politics

@NJAdvanceMedia DC correspondent. Ex-@PressClubDC president. Standing Committee of Correspondents member. @dcmediasoftball coach. Long Islander. @Mets fan.

Jonathan D. Salant, an award-winning political and investigative reporter, is the Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media, serving nj.com and The Star-Ledger. He has worked for Bloomberg News, The Associated Press, Newhouse News Service and the Syracuse Herald-Journal and The Post-Standard, among other publications. He is a winner of the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, and a finalist for ...

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National Press Foundation Award

2011 - Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress

Scripps Howard Award

2009 - finalist for Raymond Clapper Award for Washington Reporting

What was your first job as a journalist?

Local government reporter for the Bergen Record in New Jersey.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I still have a large Royal typewriter in my home office.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone is a 24-hour wire service now. But unlike traditional wire services, some post first and then report.

Ted Cruz suspends presidential campaign after Indiana loss

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday that he was ending his presidential campaign after losing the Indiana primary. A path to victory "has been foreclosed," he told supporters in Indianapolis. "We left it all on the field in Indiana," Cruz said. "We gave it everything we got, but the voters chose another path."

Here is the N.J. teacher of the year who just met Obama

nj.com — WASHINGTON - A lot has happened to Chelsea Collins since the English teacher from Elmer was named New Jersey's teacher of the year. The sixth-grade teacher at Woodstown Middle School in Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District in Salem County was at the White House Tuesday, joining more than 50 other educators as the backdrop for a ceremony honoring them with President Barack Obama.

Trump wins Indiana primary and moves closer to Republican nomination

Trump wins Indiana primary and moves closer to Republican nomination
nj.com — WASHINGTON - Republican front-runner Donald Trump plowed through the roadblock erected by his opponents and captured the Indiana primary Tuesday, most likely providing a clear route to the GOP presidential nomination in July. The Associated Press called the race for Trump shortly after the polls closed.

Where Trump and Clinton stand as Indiana votes

Where Trump and Clinton stand as Indiana votes
nj.com — WASHINGTON - Republican front-runner Donald Trump is favored in Indiana, which awards most of its 57 delegates to the winner of Tuesday's primary. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic leader, is leading in polls as well, albeit by a narrower margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Will Republicans unite behind Donald Trump?

Will Republicans unite behind Donald Trump?
nj.com — WASHINGTON - Republican voters are almost equally divided as to whether their party will come together for the general election, even as they supported businessman Donald Trump to be their nominee, according to a poll released Monday.

N.J. House primary challengers have little cash for campaigns

N.J. House primary challengers have little cash for campaigns
nj.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett entered April with $2.5 million in his campaign bank account, 10th most among all House incumbents. His two primary challengers had a total of $70 to spend. Seven of the state's 12 House members face intraparty challenges June 7, when New Jersey also holds its presidential primary.

What effect the Cruz-Kasich alliance has in the Indiana Republican primary

What effect the Cruz-Kasich alliance has in the Indiana Republican primary
nj.com — WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump has a 15-point lead going into Tuesday's Indiana primary in a poll that indicated a majority of Republican voters opposed to the alliance between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Trump led Cruz, 49 percent to 34 percent, among likely GOP primary voters.

N.J. could see one of the most expensive House campaigns

N.J. could see one of the most expensive House campaigns
nj.com — WASHINGTON - The U.S. House campaign between Republican Rep. Scott Garrett and Democratic challenger Josh Gottheimer is shaping up to be one of the most expensive congressional contests in the nation, Federal Election Commission data shows. Garrett (R-5th Dist.), who faces two Republican challengers in the state's June 7 primary, entered April with $2.5 million to spend, 10th highest among all incumbents.

What are the chances of a Trump-Christie ticket?

What are the chances of a Trump-Christie ticket?
nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie is the most likely running mate for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, the Washington Post said in its initial ranking of potential GOP vice-presidential nominees. "Personality-wise, Christie and Trump seem to be an obvious match," the newspaper said.

Booker, Menendez seek to end gas testing in Atlantic Ocean

Booker, Menendez seek to end gas testing in Atlantic Ocean
nj.com — WASHINGTON - Seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, which can hurt marine life, is no longer needed now that the Obama administration dropped plans to drill for oil and gas there, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez said in a letter joined by 16 of their Democratic colleagues.
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May 03, 2016

Getting ready for Indiana primary returns and the @Mets game. Both may come out at the same time.

May 03, 2016

Congratulations to Livingston finalist @brianmrosenthal, who I had the privilege to mentor at an @IRE_NICAR national conference a while back

May 03, 2016

As we wait for @POTUS, singer Nate Ruess performs. Never heard of him. Then he paid tribute to my generation, singing cover of "Rocket Man"

May 03, 2016

Follow our live coverage of Republican, Democratic Indiana primaries (5/3/16): Results, winners, delegates s.nj.com/QI6MuRZ


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