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Charlie Cook

Political Analyst

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Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and political analyst for National Journal, where he writes two weekly columns . He also writes a regular column for Washington Quarterly, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and is a political analyst for NBC News. In 2010, Charlie was a co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's prestigious Carey McWilliams award to honor "a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics."

Latest From Charlie Cook

Republicans Hold the Advantage in Senate Races

In quest for seats, this is not a year when Democrats are likely to get a disproportionate share of the breaks.

Is It Real, or Is It a Political Head Fake?

Although Republicans still appear to have the edge in winning the Senate majority, this fight could still go either way.

Razor-Thin Lead for the GOP

Democrats have slightly increased their chances of holding on to the Senate, so Republicans need to ensure red states stay red.

What Could Go Wrong for GOP?

Two things may be keeping Republican strategists up at night in their quest for a Senate majority: money and the Democratic ground game.

How Awful Will It Be?

Midterm elections come in three varieties for the White House party: bad, really bad, and horrific.

Democrats Have Plenty of Reasons to Dread November

Midterms are generally referenda on the incumbent president, and Obama's latest overall approval ratings are among his lowest yet.

The Non-Wave Election

In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, what's most remarkable is how little has changed over the summer.

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Republicans Hold the Advantage in Senate Races

In quest for seats, this is not a year when Democrats are likely to get a disproportionate share of the breaks.

Is It Real, or Is It a Political Head Fake?

Although Republicans still appear to have the edge in winning the Senate majority, this fight could still go either way.

Razor-Thin Lead for the GOP

Democrats have slightly increased their chances of holding on to the Senate, so Republicans need to ensure red states stay red.

What Could Go Wrong for GOP?

Two things may be keeping Republican strategists up at night in their quest for a Senate majority: money and the Democratic ground game.

How Awful Will It Be?

Midterm elections come in three varieties for the White House party: bad, really bad, and horrific.

Democrats Have Plenty of Reasons to Dread November

Midterms are generally referenda on the incumbent president, and Obama's latest overall approval ratings are among his lowest yet.

The Non-Wave Election

In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, what's most remarkable is how little has changed over the summer.

Show More from Charlie Cook