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“While the newsletter was my idea, begun when I quit my Capitol Hill job, withdrew the $6,000 from my Senate employees retirement fund and a $10,000 bank loan co-signed by my late father-in-law,” Cook said in 2021, “the real credit for its success should go to the several dozen very talented and dedicated women and men who… built it to what it is today.”
Since its founding, The Cook Political Report has grown from a one-person operation to a full-time staff of eight. The team has included the insights of notable analysts Jennifer Duffy (1988-2019), Chris Cillizza (1998-2005), Elizabeth Wilner (1992-1997; 2013-2016), David Wasserman (2007-present), Jessica Taylor (2019-present), Erin Covey (2024-present) and current Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Amy Walter (1998-2006, 2013-present).
What is The Cook Political Report?
CookPolitical.com includes data and analysis of every current Senate and gubernatorial contest plus all 435 congressional districts, alongside the Cook Partisan Voting Index (Cook PVI℠), which measures how each state and district performs at the presidential level compared to the nation as a whole. No other organization specializing in political analysis provides such an extensive update on every single election contest with CPR’s Race Summary pages. The At-A-Glance rundown, updated biweekly, gives subscribers a look at who has filed to run in every federal and gubernatorial race, along with other potential candidates weighing campaigns.
Editor-in-Chief Amy Walter
“I could not be more delighted in this transition, or more confident,” Cook said upon the transition, “that this team, under Amy’s leadership, will take the newsletter into its fourth decade with the same high standards of excellence, objectivity and rigor that has made it the industry leader, and upon which elected officials and campaign operatives in both major political parties, journalists and the entire political community have come to rely.”
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