You are cordially invited to a National Journal event, underwritten by United Technologies, featuring Charlie Cook, National Journal political analyst and editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report. Jennifer Duffy, senior editor of The Cook Political Report, and David Wasserman, House editor of The Cook Political Report, will also join Charlie for what promises to be a lively discussion. With one year to go before the 2014 midterm elections, the Cook team will take a closer look at what factors could influence the outcome of House and Senate races and discuss the two most likely outcomes: a continuation of the GOP's "brand" problems from 2012, or another manifestation of the "Six Year Itch."
Charlie Cook is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on American politics and U.S. elections. He founded The Cook Political Report in 1984 and became a columnist for Roll Call in 1986. In 1998, he moved his column to National Journal. Mr. Cook has served as a political analyst or election night analyst for CBS, CNN and NBC News and has been a frequent political analyst for all three major broadcast news networks and has appeared on Meet the Press and This Week.
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.
David Wasserman is the Director of Research at the Center for Ethics of Yeshiva University. Before joining the University in 2007, he was a research scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He has held research fellowships at Harvard and NYU, and received research support from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Science Foundation.