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Charlie Cook

Political Analyst

cookpoliticalreport@cookpolitical.com

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

Trial Run

Republicans should see the midterms as providing an opportunity to show they can responsibly govern.

Are We Ready for Hillary?

The fact is that Clinton may be more acceptable as a candidate than she was eight years ago because of her additional layer of experience.

The Importance of Running Scared

The midterms confirmed that incumbents should always take an aggressive approach.

Bad Decisions Came Back to Haunt Democrats in Midterms

Americans reeling from the economy still resent the policy choices that President Obama and congressional Democrats made early on.

A Wave—but No Tsunami

Senate Republicans would have needed to pull off a dramatic upset to meet that bar.

How Big a Night Will It Be for the GOP?

At this point, a seven-seat gain would seem the most likely outcome for Senate Republicans.

Three Key Questions Will Determine What Direction Election Winds Are Blowing

If there is a wave, it is the open Senate seats in Colorado and Iowa, as well as the seats held by Sens. Kay Hagan and Jeanne Shaheen, that will sound the alarm.

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Trial Run

Republicans should see the midterms as providing an opportunity to show they can responsibly govern.

Are We Ready for Hillary?

The fact is that Clinton may be more acceptable as a candidate than she was eight years ago because of her additional layer of experience.

The Importance of Running Scared

The midterms confirmed that incumbents should always take an aggressive approach.

Bad Decisions Came Back to Haunt Democrats in Midterms

Americans reeling from the economy still resent the policy choices that President Obama and congressional Democrats made early on.

A Wave—but No Tsunami

Senate Republicans would have needed to pull off a dramatic upset to meet that bar.

How Big a Night Will It Be for the GOP?

At this point, a seven-seat gain would seem the most likely outcome for Senate Republicans.

Three Key Questions Will Determine What Direction Election Winds Are Blowing

If there is a wave, it is the open Senate seats in Colorado and Iowa, as well as the seats held by Sens. Kay Hagan and Jeanne Shaheen, that will sound the alarm.

Show More from Charlie Cook