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, 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 90,000 subscribers daily. He is also responsible for the site’s candidate endorsement program, which has raised almost $4 million in small donations for Democrats running across the nation this year. David is lifelong New Yorker, Democrat, and Mets fan.
Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). She previously worked as political communications director for The Atlas Project and as a strategic communications specialist with the American Federation of Teachers after her initial stint at DLCC as communications director and a couple of years with Media Matters for America, where she was director of external affairs. Fiddler graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in international relations and political science, and she received her J.D. from the College of William & Mary. Prior to law school, Fiddler worked for the Democratic Party of Virginia. She’s from a small town in Virginia you’ve never heard of, and her comic book collection is probably bigger than yours.
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 senior elections writer at Daily Kos, Jeff Singer is primarily involved with the “Pres-by-LD” project, an ambitious venture to calculate the results of the 2016 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 Boston.
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.