Beyond the presidential 2012 election, what will be the Republicans strategy to win Congress? Congressman Pete Sessions provides the answer.
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Jennifer Duffy is a Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races. Duffy has 25 years of experience in campaign politics, the last 22 of which have focused on non-partisan political analysis. In 1985, she served as Press Secretary for the National Republican Senatorial Committee; she joined The Cook Political Report in 1988 as its first Assistant Editor. While continuing to work as the Report's contributing editor, Duffy also was a senior account executive with Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide and an associate with the lobbying firm of Cassidy & Associates. In 1995, Duffy rejoined Cook & Company full-time. She served as an off-air analyst for NBC News on Election Nights from 1996 through 2008. She has been quoted in numerous publications and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," and C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." A native of Rhode Island, Duffy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government from Georgetown University in 1985.
Guy Harrison is executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Rob Jesmer is Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Peter Anderson "Pete" Sessions is a politician from the state of Texas. He is a Republican, and currently represents the 32nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the current Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
David Wasserman is House Editor of The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan publication that provides analysis of the Presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races for its subscribers. Wasserman is responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races. Wasserman served as an off-air analyst for NBC News on Election Night 2008, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR. His commentary on House races has been cited in numerous print and online publications including Politico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, The Economist, Pollster.com, RealClearPolitics.com, and FiveThirtyEight.com.
Prior to joining The Cook Political Report in June 2007, Wasserman served for three years as House Editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and Web site founded by renowned Prof. Larry J. Sabato, Director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. In that role, he led the publication to correctly predict Democrats would score a gain of 29 House seats in November 2006. He also served as an off-air analyst for BBC America's Election Night coverage of the 2006 midterm races. Wasserman previously served as an intern for the Cook Political Report in the summer of 2005, and has also worked on numerous political campaigns, including competitive races in Iowa, South Dakota, and Virginia. A native of New Jersey, he holds a B.A. in Government with distinction from the University of Virginia and was awarded the 2006 Emmerich-Wright Outstanding Thesis prize for his study of congressional redistricting standards.