Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 10 10:30 AM
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 10 11:45 AM
Room: Regency VII
Come join the editors of Daily Kos Elections for an in-depth Q&A about the 2017 special elections, general elections, the 2018 midterm landscape, and everything in between. 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 happening in elections around the country and what it will means for Democrats, Republicans, and the nation at large, join us!
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.
David Beard is a contributing editor for Daily Kos Elections, writing primarily on international elections from the U.K. to Germany to Iran to Japan. He helps write the site’s monthly International Elections Digest and also writes about U.S. legislative and electoral politics when inspiration strikes. He has worked in Democratic politics and the union movement since 2009. Outside of politics, he plays soccer and writes fiction.
Daniel Donner is a contributing editor for Daily Kos Elections who focuses on interpreting polls and elections data, with a special interest in maps. This year he has been paying close attention to special elections. When not buried knee-deep in elections data, he can probably be found somewhere outside in the Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his family.
Carolyn Fiddler is Communications Director for Daily Kos and has worked in communications and 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.
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 Elections Editor at Daily Kos, Jeff is the lead writer of the Morning Digest, Daily Kos’ roundup of key campaign news that gets published each weekday. Jeff is also responsible for the site’s ambitious quadrennial venture to calculate the results of each presidential election for all 435 congressional districts and for the state legislative districts in all 50 states.