Following the 2018 midterm elections, one of the nation’s leading, nonpartisan political analysts will come to Randolph and talk about what happened, why, and what it means for Congress and the country for the next two years. He will also preview the 2020 presidential election.
Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and political analyst for NBC News, will speak at the College Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, located inside Presser Hall. Sponsored by the C. William Gibson Memorial Lecture Fund, the event is free and open to the public.
In addition to his roles with NBC News and The Cook Political Report, Cook serves as a political analyst for the National Journal Group. He founded The Cook Political Report in 1984, which is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that provides analysis of elections and campaigns from the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, governors, and the U.S. President as well as American political trends. With a staff of six, the publication has been described by the New York Times as “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.” CBS News’ Bob Schieffer has also called it “the bible of the political community.”
Cook also has family ties to Randolph. His wife, Lucy Gerald Cook ’78, and niece, Elizabeth Buchholz ’88, are both graduates.