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11/2/2002 Charles Cook to present election analysis at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – Charles Cook, widely regarded as one of the nation's leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends, will present "A Look at the 2002 Elections" Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium at Linfield College.

Cook is editor and publisher of "The Cook Political Report" and political analyst for the National Journal Group, where he writes weekly for National Journal magazine and CongressDailyAM. He also writes a regular column for the Washington Quarterly, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Cook has appeared on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news programs as well as on "Good Morning America," the "Today Show," "Nightline," "Meet the Press with Tim Russert" and "This Week." He has also been featured on MSNBC, C-Span, CNN and National Public Radio.

Before joining the National Journal Group in 1998, Cook wrote for 12 years a twice weekly column in "Roll Call," the newspaper of Capitol Hill. He also served as an election night analyst for CBS in 1990 and 1992 and for NBC in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.

"The Cook Political Report," founded in 1984, is an independent, non-partisan publication regularly consulted by corporations, trade association, labor unions and private subscribers for its analysis of elections for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, governor and president as well as national political trends. Its subscribers have included the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.

The lecture is free and open for the public. For more information, call 503-883-2498.