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Jennifer Duffy

Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report
  • Named one of the 13 savviest political analysts in the country by Business Insider
  • Has 26 years experience in campaign politics and 23 with non-partisan political analysis
  • Offers a national or state political outlook, highlighting key voter trends and the issues driving elections
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Jennifer Duffy is the senior editor for the Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for US Senate and gubernatorial races. Named one of the 13 savviest political analysts in the country by Business Insider, she is one of the few experts on governors’ races and known for her unbiased analysis of national campaign issues.

Duffy offers audiences unique insight into the current political environment, national and state political trends, and upcoming elections, forecasting the states to watch and the likely results. She also addresses the key voter trends and demographics, the issues that drive elections, the state of the political parties, and the political health of Congress and the President. Incorporating up-to-date examples from the past week of news and fascinating facts in each presentation, Duffy share the caliber of political insights only found at the Cook Political Report, Washington’s most trusted source of all political news.

Political Expertise. Duffy has 26 years of experience in campaign politics, the last 23 of which have focused on non-partisan political analysis. In 1985, she served as press secretary for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She joined The Cook Political Report in 1988 as its first assistant editor. While continuing to work as the Report’s contributing editor, Duffy also was a senior account executive with Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide and an associate with the lobbying firm of Cassidy & Associates. In 1995, she rejoined Cook & Company full-time.

Duffy has served as an off-air analyst for NBC News on Election Nights from 1996 through 2012. She has been quoted in numerous publications and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS’ The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.

A native of Rhode Island, Duffy received a bachelors of arts in American government from Georgetown University. In 2012, Rhode Island College awarded her an honorary doctorate in social science.

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