Benjamin Swasey Ben Swasey is a deputy editor on the Washington Desk, covering the 2020 presidential campaign through the inauguration. A Massachusetts native, Swasey was previously a political editor and digital manager at WBUR in Boston. Poll Results Put Andrew Yang Back On The Democratic Debate Stage By Benjamin Swasey • Jan 26, 2020 A flurry of qualifying polls released Sunday has put tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang back on the Democratic debate stage. Yang is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there. 6 Democrats Debate In Iowa: Here's What You Need To Know By Benjamin Swasey • Jan 14, 2020 Update at 3:30 p.m. ET We're up to the seventh debate, and down to six candidates. The leading Democratic presidential candidates return to the debate stage Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET — this time in Iowa, which hosts the first-in-the-nation caucuses in less than three weeks.