National Journal Group announced today that two new co-authors will join in the writing of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics. National Journal Hotline Executive Editor Josh Kraushaar and RealClearPolitics Senior Elections Analyst Sean Trende will team up with Almanac authors Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon to make the 2014 edition the most detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date assessment of every member, state, and district in Congress.
With significant realignments following the latest round of congressional redistricting, Kraushaar and Trende will be particularly focused on profiling the demographics, history, and culture in the new districts. Cook Political Report House Editor David Wasserman will also contribute to the 2014 Almanac, with detailed analyses on what redistricting has meant for each state. (All three will also maintain their current professional positions.)
Kraushaar has been Executive Editor of the Hotline since 2010. Prior to that, he served as a political reporter for Politico. Kraushaar has also appeared as a political analyst on television and radio, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio and C-SPAN. He began his career in political journalism as a researcher for the 2006 edition of the Almanac.
Trende, in addition to his work at RealClearPolitics, is the author of The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs--and Who Will Take It. He is a regular guest on Fox News, Fox News Radio, CNN Radio and NPR.
Wasserman is is responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races for The Cook Political Report. In April 2011, he authored "Better Know a District," the Cook Political Report's comprehensive 2012 redistricting outlook. He served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2008 and 2010, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR.
These fresh and insightful voices, combined with the deep experience and knowledge of Barone and McCutcheon, makes the 2014 Almanac a must-have for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on America's rapidly changing political landscape.
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