National Political Reporter

Matt Viser

Viser is a reporter in the Washington bureau, covering the White House and national politics. He covered the 2012 presidential election, closely following Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and also has covered Congress and the Massachusetts delegation. He also writes about coffee on the Globe’s Double Shot page. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he has been at the Globe since 2004 and previously reported for the State House bureau, the City Hall bureau, and Globe West.

Latest stories

McCarthy exit from speaker race sends House into chaotic scramble

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Kevin McCarthy had been opposed by the GOP’s right flank in his bid to succeed John Boehner, who is resigning this month.

Marco Rubio doesn’t dwell on lack of experience

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Rubio faces resistance from some in the GOP who have compared him with Barack Obama in 2008, another freshman senator.

Marco Rubio seeks his moment in GOP contest — just not too soon

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The Florida senator is getting new attention as Republicans search for a candidate who can be viable in the general election.

Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

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Kennedy’s new book, scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family.