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Alex Swoyer

Alex Swoyer

Originally from Texas, Alex Swoyer left the Lone Star State to attend the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.

She has experience covering stories in the mid-Missouri, Houston and southwest Florida areas where she worked at local affiliate TV stations and received a First Place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After graduating from law school in Florida, she decided to leave the courtroom and return to the newsroom as a legal affairs reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at [email protected].

Articles by Alex Swoyer

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington. Heitkamp, one of the few Democratic senators who'd been undecided on the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, tells a television station she will vote against Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Sen. Heitkamp takes in more than $12M in October

Despite seeing her poll numbers sink after voting against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's campaign has received more than $12 million in donations during the first two weeks of October. Published October 26, 2018

Thomas Alvin Farr was re-nominated to a federal judgeship in North Carolina. But Republican leaders fear Mr. Farr won't be able to win a majority of support. (Associated Press)

Farr nominated for federal judgeship in North Carolina -- again

Thomas Alvin Farr was first picked for a federal judgeship in North Carolina in 2006, but his nomination languished after Democrats took control of the Senate, thwarting him and a host of other President George W. Bush appointees. Published October 24, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, front, makes a point as North Dakota Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp listens during the U.S. Senate Candidate Debate on Thursday night, Oct. 18, 2018, in Bismarck, N.D. The debate was sponsored by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Rep. Kevin Cramer leads Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by 16 points: Poll

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has increased his lead over Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in his race to win over her U.S. Senate seat, leading the incumbent by more than a dozen points since her vote against President Trump's Supreme Court pick Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Published October 23, 2018

In this Feb. 14, 2017, photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Heitkamp campaign identifies sexual-assault victims in ad without permission

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is trying to recover from her vote against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee by standing up for victims of sexual assault, but the North Dakota Democrat's efforts backfired Tuesday when she had to apologize for identifying victims without their permission in a recent campaign ad. Published October 16, 2018