Never Too Early: Q&A on the 2014 Elections and Lessons from 2012

Never Too Early: Q&A on the 2014 Elections and Lessons from 2012

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Jun. 22 6:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jun. 22 7:15 PM (Eastern)

The 2014 mid-terms might seem like a long way off, but as noted political strategist Yogi Berra famously said, “It gets late early around here!” And so, because it’s never too soon to look ahead, the editors of Daily Kos Elections invite you to join them for an in-depth Q&A about the 2014 elections, as well as a look back at 2012. What lessons can we learn from last year? Which themes and issues—like the War on Women, marriage equality and gerrymandering—will once again play an important role? Will Democrats hold the Senate? And do they have a chance to retake the House? We’ll take questions on all these topics and any individual race you care to ask about. If you want to know more about what’s going to happen next November, and what it will mean for Democrats, Republicans and the entire country, stop in!


David Nir

David Nir

David Nir is political director of Daily Kos, the largest online progressive community in the country. He oversees the site’s elections coverage and publishes its highly regarded newsletter, the Morning Digest, which covers every important competitive race around the country and goes out to over 80,000 subscribers daily. He is also responsible for the site’s candidate endorsement program, which raised $8.7 million in small donations for 80 different Democrats last cycle, 50 of whom won. David is lifelong New Yorker, Democrat, and Mets fan.

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Kaili Joy Gray

Kaili Joy Gray is the executive editor of Shareblue Media, a progressive political news site that focuses on elected officials and everyday Americans fighting against the Trump administration. She previously worked as an editor and writer at Daily Kos and Wonkette, as well as for Planned Parenthood during the 2016 election. Kaili is a lifelong Democrat and proud feminist.

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Arjun Jaikumar

Arjun Jaikumar is an attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Northwestern University and subsequently Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and an articles editor for the Columbia Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to two federal judges before entering private practice. Since 2007, Arjun has also served as a contributing editor at Daily Kos and Daily Kos Elections.

David Jarman

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.

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Jeff Md

Jeffmd is a law student who has just finished drinking from the firehose that is the first year of law school, but also, more relevantly here, an Editor of Daily Kos Elections. Jeff focuses on quantitative analysis and data presentation, much as he did for its predecessor, Swing State Project. Redistricting holds a special place in his heart, after being saddled with a particularly odious Representative after the 2002 remap in his home state of Maryland (to which the ‘md’ in his nom de blog refers). When not reading cases, Jeff can usually be found eating (or thinking about food), singing to himself (to the chagrin of those around him), or pondering the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Rule 12 is his favorite).

Steve Singiser


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.

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