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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Patrick Kennedy: Stop calling Donald Trump 'crazy'

Patrick Kennedy, a former Democratic congressman and mental health advocate, penned an op-ed Monday demanding pundits stop calling Donald Trump "crazy" because it demeans those who actually suffer from mental illness. Published August 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Florida GOP spokesman quits over Trump

The chief spokesman for the Florida Republican Party is quitting his job because of his refusal to support the party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Published August 8, 2016