Saturday, February 4, 2023

Political Editor Recaps 2022 Midterm Election Results in Multiple Ways

David Wasserman
David Wasserman, senior editor for The Cook Political Report, provides entertaining anecdotes from his coverage of the 2022 candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives at the CalChamber Board of Directors dinner on December 8. He describes his “retail theory of politics,” in which he used a geographic information system (GIS) program to map the store sites for retail chains with at least 100 locations and added election outcomes. The resulting data analysis showed leading indicators for areas of Democratic strength are places where Whole Foods Market stores are located, while Republican strongholds correlate with Cracker Barrel locations.
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