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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

Questions and Possible Answers

The mathematics of Senate control after the midterms is increasingly complex.

Kansas and Georgia Change the Equation on Senate-Majority Math

Now there appears to be a real question of whether Republicans may need to gross eight seats in order to net six.

The Trench Warfare Begins

Democrats' chance to maintain their hold on the Senate now boils down to the ground game. 

Democrats Face Strong Headwinds in Fight to Keep Senate Majority

This is not a wave election. It's simply an election being fought on terrain that is highly favorable to Republicans.

Senate's Future Likely Hinges on These Three Races

The Senate most plausibly turns on the survival of Alaska's Begich, Colorado's Udall, and the outcome of the open contest in Iowa between Braley and Ernst.

Democrats' Favorable Odds in 2016

Democrats have it tough in Senate races this year; the GOP is looking at an even worse scenario in 2016.

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.

Show More from Charlie Cook

Questions and Possible Answers

The mathematics of Senate control after the midterms is increasingly complex.

Kansas and Georgia Change the Equation on Senate-Majority Math

Now there appears to be a real question of whether Republicans may need to gross eight seats in order to net six.

The Trench Warfare Begins

Democrats' chance to maintain their hold on the Senate now boils down to the ground game. 

Democrats Face Strong Headwinds in Fight to Keep Senate Majority

This is not a wave election. It's simply an election being fought on terrain that is highly favorable to Republicans.

Senate's Future Likely Hinges on These Three Races

The Senate most plausibly turns on the survival of Alaska's Begich, Colorado's Udall, and the outcome of the open contest in Iowa between Braley and Ernst.

Democrats' Favorable Odds in 2016

Democrats have it tough in Senate races this year; the GOP is looking at an even worse scenario in 2016.

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.

Show More from Charlie Cook