How the Heck Are We Gonna Get Along

Jessica Taylor From The Cook Report On The Senate Races

October 14, 2020

In This Episode:

Clay is joined by Jessica Taylor, the Cook Report’s expert on Senate and Governors races to take a deep dive into 2020’s toss-ups, the methodology behind their calls, and how things look in the battleground states.  Key takeaway: it doesn’t look good for Lindsay Graham…but when the news cycle moves this fast, anything can happen!


Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014.


Jessica Taylor is the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report (founded in 1984) that provides in-depth analysis of presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. The New York Times has called The Cook Political Report, “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.” Previously, Taylor was a political reporter for National Public Radio for five years, where she covered elections and breaking news, ranging from the White House to both chambers of Congress and statewide elections, as well as the contributing author to the 2020 edition of The Almanac of American Politics.


Taylor’s quotes and analysis appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications and she has reported on politics for several prestigious outlets including the NBC News Political Unit, National Journal, Politico and The Hill, where she served as campaign editor. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN and CNN.
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