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2018 Midterm Insights From 12 Election Forecasters

Election Forecasters Speakers 2018 Midterms Congress

What will the November 2018 midterm elections bring? 

Our election forecasters, pollsters, and renowned politics speakers offer the most trusted and detailed analysis of the 2018 midterm elections, including how the mood of the voters may affect the make-up of Congress in 2019, plus a forward-thinking look at how the midterms will affect businesses globally, as well as and provide insider opinions on the balance of power, the economy, the Trump Presidency, America’s image in the world, and much more. These political experts also reveal what the election results will say about the nation’s political pulse in Washington, DC and beyond, and can customize their presentations for every industry and business sector to bring the election results into focus and help explain what you need to know.

We have compiled a list of 12 impressive election forecasters, pollsters, and political experts for you to consider bringing to any of your upcoming investor meetings or executive board meetings to break down the 2018 midterm elections:

2018 Midterm Insights From 12 Election Forecasters & Pollsters

  1. Charlie Cook
  2. Stu Rothenberg
  3. David Wasserman
  4. Amy Walter
  5. Jim VandeHei
  6. Mike Allen
  7. Larry Sabato
  8. Thomas Bevan
  9. Ana Navarro
  10. A.B. Stoddard
  11. Katty Kay
  12. Bakari Sellers

Take a closer look at each of these 12 political experts and speakers by reading the speaker descriptions below and viewing each of their individual speaker profile pages by clicking the links below.

Charlie Cook


Renowned Political Analyst & Publisher Of The Cook Political Report

Called “the man who knows more about politics than anyone else” by Washingtonian and “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal, Charlie Cook is the ideal speaker for your next policy meeting. Renowned political analyst and publisher of the Cook Political Report, Charlie has appeared frequently on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC’s This Week. Over the years, Charlie has served as an Election Night analyst for CBS, CNN and NBC and, since 1996, on NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in New York.

stu rothenberg

Senior Editor At Inside Elections With Nathan L. Gonzales & Former Editor/Publisher Of The Rothenberg Political Report  

If you are planning for 2018 legislative meetings, Stu Rothenberg is a top recommendation. Senior editor of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, Stu has embodied the rare ability to report on all the political happenings in the nation with unbiased clarity and non-partisan precision. Stu remains one of the nation’s most popular political analysts and handicappers, and he captivates audiences with insightful, often humorous, discussions about election results, the issues facing decision makers on Capitol Hill, and the nature of politics itself. 

david wasserman

US House Editor Of The Cook Political Report 

David Wasserman is the US House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report. David analyzes the current political environment in lively and entertaining presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests. If you are looking for an experienced speaker for your upcoming policy meetings, David served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2016, 2012, and 2008 and has appeared on NBC Nightly NewsABC World NewsC-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR.

amy walter

National Editor Of The Cook Political Report & Former Political Director Of ABC News 

Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Amy is the national editor of the Cook Political Report and the former political director of ABC News. In her presentations, Amy expertly breaks down the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene. If you have an upcoming policy meeting, we encourage you to look at Amy. 

jim vandeHei

Co-Founder/CEO of Axios & Co-Founder/Former CEO Of Politico 

Jim is the co-founder of Politico, one of Washington’s most entrenched political sites, and the co-founder of the brand new and already successful Axios. He talks about how media has evolved since his days working as a reporter for the Washington Post (before Politico), how that shift will play out in the midterms and future elections, and the things they’re doing at Axios to disrupt media.

mike allen

Co-Founder/Executive Editor of Axios & Former Politico Chief White House Correspondent

Known for his must-read “Axios AM” newsletter, Mike Allen is one of DC’s most well-connected journalists. Allen had a front-row, insider seat to the ways technology and social media disrupted the 2016 election and will continue to disrupt the media landscape. Allen’s talks are fast-paced and full of personal anecdotes that leaves audiences laughing and informed. 

larry sabato

Election Analyst & Founder Of The University Of Virginia Center For Politics

Dr. Larry Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, recipient of three Emmy awards, and one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He provides expert knowledge of what is coming down the pike politically, prepares audiences for the changing of the guard in Washington and across the nation, and showcases how politics and the American voting psyche come together to produce our nation’s next batch of leaders.

tHomAS bevan

Co-Founder & Executive Editor Of Real Clear Politics

Thomas Bevan is the co-founder and executive editor of RealClearPolitics, a trusted political source in Washington that publishes original content and selects the must-read stories and analysis from each side of the debate for its six million monthly readers. He also offers the historical context of today’s political events so that his audience can get a better understanding of what is happening in Washington, DC, and why. Bevan’s work has appeared in numerous publications, and he is featured frequently as a political analyst on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and BBC. 

a.b. stoddard

Associate Editor & Columnist of RealClearPolitics

A.B. Stoddard is an associate editor and columnist with political news site and polling data aggregator, RealClearPolitics, and a contributor and guest host for SiriusXM’s POTUS channel. She appears regularly on Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier and CNN’s New Day, as well as other shows on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and CNN for her expertise as a political commentator. She is a former associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. Her column with The Hill won first place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, DC chapter in 2010 and 2011. She overs the biggest news stories, Congress and the White House, budget battles, and electoral prospects for the two parties.

Ana Navarro

Republican Strategist & Political Contributor To CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo
Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight-talking ways, Ana Navarro frequently appears on major news networks to break down the issues of the day in her trademark candid and hilarious style. Loved by audiences, she’s in touch with the topics people care about, she discusses hot button issues tactfully, giving audiences an insider’s view of Washington, plenty to think (and laugh) about, and an optimistic overview of where the country is headed.


Anchor of BBC World News America

Katty Kay is the lead anchor of BBC World News America and an acclaimed international journalist who reports on the latest US economic and political news  and serves as a frequent guest on both NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She also hosts Beyond 100 Days on the BBC, covering the happenings after the first 100 days of the Trump administration. A 25 year veteran of BBC reporting across the globe from Zimbabwe to Tokyo, Katty brings global perspective to keynotes on the hottest political issues of the day.


CNN Political Analyst

Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014, Sellers won the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor and is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. In addition to his impressive list of early accomplishments, Sellers served on President Barack Obama's South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election. That coupled with his uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done has led to numerous accolades including being named to TIME magazine’s "40 Under 40" in 2010 as well as 2014’s “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African Americans. Sellers has been a much sought after public speaker and has provided political and social commentary and analysis on many major national news outlets.

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