Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Q&A on the 2014 Midterms
Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Saturday, Jul. 19 11:00 AM
Ends: Saturday, Jul. 19 12:15 PM
Room: 140 AB
Before you know it, November will be upon us. Come join the editors of Daily Kos Elections for an in-depth Q&A about the 2014 midterms. There are NO presentations, NO PowerPoints, and NO speeches—just your questions (and our answers) on any race in the nation you care about. Progressives need to be well-informed about the races that matter most so we can deploy our limited resources effectively. So if you want to know more about what’s going to happen this fall and what it will mean for Democrats, Republicans, and the entire country, stop in!
David Nir is Political Director of Daily Kos. David is responsible for the site’s elections coverage, polling operations, race ratings, and candidate endorsements. Prior to joining the full-time staff at Daily Kos in 2011, David ran the Swing State Project, a blog focused on elections, under the pseudonym DavidNYC. He also practiced patent litigation. David, born in 1977, is a lifelong New Yorker, Democrat, and Mets fan.
Carolyn Fiddler is Political Communications Director for The Atlas Project. She joined Atlas in June of 2013 after a tenure as a Communications and Strategic Response Specialist with AFT. Carolyn previously spent two years as the Communications Director for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee after working as the Director of External Affairs at Media Matters for America. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in international relations, European studies, and political science, and she received her JD from the College of William & Mary. Prior to law school, she was the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Communications Director and a Deputy Clerk at the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Also, she loves comic books.
Arjun Jaikumar has been a Contributing Editor at Daily Kos since December 2007, focusing primarily on electoral politics. From 2009 to 2010 he worked as Netroots Outreach Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a J.D. at Columbia Law School. Having lived in the districts of Barney Frank, Jan Schakowsky, Bob Menendez, Carolyn Maloney, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Michael Capuano, Ed Markey, and Charles Rangel, Arjun has never been represented by a Republican in the House.
David Jarman was an editor at the Swing State Project (under the nom de blog Crisitunity), and is now an editor of Daily Kos Elections. He is a close poll-watcher but is especially interested in the intersection of politics, geography, and demography. In his spare time, he is co-author of several textbooks on real estate law and developer of related online courses. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
As a contributing editor at Daily Kos Elections, Jeff Singer (also known by his user name “Darth Jeff”) is primarily involved with the “President-by-LD” project, an ambitious venture to calculate the results of the 2012 presidential election according to the state legislative districts for all fifty states. Jeff also regularly writes for the Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest, where he focuses on mayoral races, upcoming primaries, and campaign television ads. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in political science and an M.A. in modern European history, and currently lives in New Orleans. Despite his user name, he’s actually more of a Trekkie.
Steve Singiser has been a contributing editor at Daily Kos since 2009. Though most of his work can be found at Daily Kos Elections, he also can be read from time to time at Daily Kos Labor. Steve has been a teacher and coach in the Los Angeles area since 1997, and he makes his home there with his wife Kristina and their children Cody and Makenzie. After losing nearly 100 pounds, he developed a love for distance running, and will break into the sub-21 minute bracket in the 5K, or collapse heading in that direction.