The 2016 edition of The Almanac of American Politics, the political insider’s guide to everymember of Congress and state governor, will be authored by Richard E. Cohen, National Journal Group CEO Tim Hartman announced today. Cohen, a long-time Almanac author and journalist, will oversee production of the 23rd edition, which will be published this summer by National Journal in partnership with Columbia Books & Information Services.
“The Almanac of American Politics is the essential resource for anyone looking to understand the trends driving our shifting political landscape,” said Mr. Hartman. “At National Journal, we are proud to continue the tradition of providing our readers and members with the tools that enable them to navigate this complex and dynamic landscape.”
Like its predecessors, the 23rd edition of The Almanac will include biographical and political summaries, campaign expenditures, voting records and interest-group ratings for every member of the 114th Congress, and comparable information for each governor. Cohen and his team will provide in-depth overviews of each state and house district, along with demographic data, analysis of voting trends, and political histories,with new categories on economic, occupational, social, geographic, and campaign finance data.
“The 2016 edition of The Almanac of American Politics will be filled with fresh details and insights on the people and events that shaped the historic outcomes of the 2014 midterm elections, plus what lies ahead for the next two years — in both policy and politics,” said Cohen. “The iconic book will feature extensive campaign-finance data, and new demographic and election details on all 50 states and 435 House districts, which will be a vital companion for readers during the 2016 election cycle.”
This year ushers in a new publishing partnership with Columbia Books & Information Services, a leading Washington information provider and publisher of titles including the Original U.S. Congress Handbook and Washington Representatives.
“The Almanac of American Politics has been the gold standard of political insight, and frankly inspires some reverence and affection. We are excited not just to be part of the process, but by the opportunity to work with National Journal as well as the many skilled analysts who have been so helpful in making sure this valuable resource continues to be available,” stated Joel Poznansky, CEO, Columbia Books & Information Services.
Since 1972,The Almanac has detailed the country’s changing political landscape through each election cycle, shedding light on the leaders running the country and the demographics of the people who voted them in. For more information on the 23rd edition of The Almanac of American Politics, please visit www.thealmanacofamericanpolitics.com.
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