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The Council presents a virtual

Trends and Influencers: A Pre-Election Discussion


David Wasserman

U.S. House Editor and Senior Election Analyst

The Cook Political Report

David Wasserman is the U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan newsletter, The Cook Political Report, and a contributor to NBC News. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of U.S. presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. Wasserman analyzes the current political environment in lively and entertaining presentations. His data-driven forecasting looks at both national and local trends, the relationship between consumer brand loyalty and voting, and what the future holds for American elections.


In 2016, Wasserman drew wide praise for his accurate pre-election analysis, including his uncanny September piece entitled, “How Trump Could Win the White House While Losing the Popular Vote.” In 2018, his groundbreaking interactive collaboration with FiveThirtyEight, the “Atlas of Redistricting,” took top prize for News Data App of the Year at the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards.


Prior to joining the The Cook Political Report in 2007, Wasserman served for three years as House editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and website founded by renowned University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato. In that role, Wasserman led the publication to correctly predict Democrats would score a gain of 29 House seats in November 2006. 



11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. CST

Sign in and Networking


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Virtual Program

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

AQuity Solutions

Bass, Berry & Sims

Cressey & Company

LifePoint Health


October 8, 2020 - October 8, 2020

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