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City Club of Cleveland - Surveying the Political Landscape
Charlie Cook will give us an analysis of the 2008 Presidential race, the House and Senate races, and the majority flip in 2006.

Cook publishes The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan, online analysis of electoral politics. He also is a political analyst for the National Journal Group, where he writes weekly for "National Journal" magazine and "CongressDailyAM", writes a regular column for the "Washington Quarterly", and is a political analyst for NBC News.

Widely regarded as one of the nation's leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends, Cook has appeared on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news programs, as well as on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Nightline, Meet the Press with Tim Russert, and This Week.... He has also appeared on MSNBC, C-Span, CNN, and National Public Radio.

Before joining the National Journal Group in June of 1998, Cook wrote for 12 years a twice-weekly column in "Roll Call", the newspaper of Capitol Hill. Charlie also served as an election night analyst for CBS in 1990 and 1992, and for NBC in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004.

The New York Times has called Cook, " of the best political handicappers in the nation" and noted that The Cook Political Report is "...a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative." The Wall Street Journal's Al Hunt has called Cook "the Picasso of election analysis," while David Broder of The Washington Post has written that Charlie Cook is "perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races."
September 7, 2007