A Deep Dive into Congressional Elections: 2012, 2013 and Beyond led by Charlie Cook


A Deep Dive into Congressional Elections

A Study Group Led by Spring 2013 IOP Fellow, Charlie Cook


How do the nation’s top, independent political analysts analyze and “rate” Congressional races and what is role of the national party campaign committees in Congressional elections.  Study Group guests will include Jennifer Duffy, Senate Editor and David Wasserman, House Editor of the Cook Political Report as well as current/former Executive/Political Directors of the Democratic and Republican, House and Senate campaign committees.

2012, 2013 and Beyond: Views from Top Democratic and Republican Pollsters

After the 2012 elections, what next, through the eyes of several top Democratic and Republican pollsters.

February 19,    Introduction 

February 26,   Cultural Cleavages in Politics Today & How to Analyze U.S. House Races
Guest: David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report

March 5,    A Discussion on 27 Years of Analyzing U.S. Senate Elections
Guest: Jennifer Duffy, Senate/Governor Editor, Cook Political Report              

March 12,
Mike Shields, Chief of Staff, Republican National Committee
Jon Vogel, fmr Executive and Political Director, Democratic National Committee

March 19     NO STUDY GROUP\Spring Break

March 26,    Elections for the U.S. Senate: What Makes Them Tick?
Guy Cecil, Executive Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Rob Jesmer, former Executive Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee

 April 2,          A View from President Obama’s Lead Pollster, Joel Benenson

 April 9,              OPEN

 April 16,             OPEN


Study Group Student Liaisons

Angie Berkowitz ’15: Producer

Ryan Pallas ’16: Historian

Amalia Bersin ’16: Ground Outreach

Steven Lee ’16: IoP Outreach

Will Shih ’16: E-Outreach

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