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Andrew Rafferty

Senior Politics Editor

Andrew joined Newsy in June 2018 as senior political editor after spending nearly nine years at NBC News. There he contributed to the network's political coverage in a variety of forms, including stints at "Meet The Press," the TODAY show and In 2012, he covered the presidential election as a campaign reporter, traveling the country to report on the Republican challengers to President Barack Obama. Andrew is a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and graduate of John Carroll University outside Cleveland, Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter @andrewrafferty.

Recent Work
Rioters outside the U.S. Capitol
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Oath Keepers, Proud Boys Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 House Panel

The U.S. Capitol is seen past fall foliage
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Democrats Wonder Why They're Losing Ground Across U.S.

President Joe Biden
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

What's Behind President Biden's Poll Numbers?

the face of President Donald Trump appears on large screens as supporters participate in a rally in Washington.
John Minchillo / APPolitics

Several Former Trump Staffers Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 Committee

The NRA advertises at CPAC in 2019.
Associated PressPolitics

The NRA's Struggles Give Hope To Gun Reform Advocates

Man and his horse in Havana
Associated PressPolitics

Cubans Anxious For U.S. Policy Changes


Fact Vs. Friction: Trump Campaign Lawsuit Hits Roadblock In Pa.

Graphic of Erie County, Pennsylvania, election results

Fact Vs. Friction: What We Know About USPS Worker's Fraud Claims

Politics in key battleground states

Fact Vs. Friction: Could GOP Electors Impact Presidential Results?

President Donald Trump

Should We Trust The Polls In 2020?

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

President Trump Won't 'Waste His Time' With A Virtual Debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris speak at the vice presidential debate, Oct. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, UT.
Julio Cortez / APPolitics

VP Debate: Mike Pence, Kamala Harris Clash On Pandemic Response

A banner in Utah announcing the vice presidential debate
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyPolitics

Often Overlooked Vice Presidential Debate Now In The Spotlight

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

President Trump and Biden Spar In Noisy First Presidential Debate


Tens Of Millions Expected To Watch First Presidential Debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Senators To Watch In Forthcoming Supreme Court Battle

Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on June 30, 2020.
Patrick Semansky/APPolitics

Newsy/Ipsos Poll Shows Biden With 2020 Momentum

Protesters gather in Utah to demonstrate against racial injustice.
Ted S. Warren / APU.S.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Black Lives Matter

Barack Obama and Joe Biden

What It Means To Be 'Vetted' For Vice President

Joe Biden

Joe Biden Building Digital Team To Reach Young Voters At Home

Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Richard W. RodriguezPolitics

Joe Biden Launches Search For Running Mate

A voter drops off a ballot in Ohio
Tony Dejak/APPolitics

Poll: Majority More Likely To Support Voting By Mail Due To COVID-19

People protest stay-at-home orders
Rick BowmerPolitics

Nationwide Protests Draw Comparisons To Early Tea Party Movement

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

With Democrats United, Biden Now Faces Question Of What's Next

Person wears mask at polling place
AP ImagesPolitics

Wisconsinites Tell Us What It's Like To Vote During A Pandemic

Protester calls on Wisconsin to delay primary vote
AP/Morry GashPolitics

Wisconsin Court Blocks Governor's Order To Delay Primary

A woman watches Joe Biden at a campaign event

Democrats Anxious About Impact COVID-19 Having On Biden Campaign

Closed sign in business' window
The Associated PressPolitics

Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Has Lost Income During Pandemic


2020 Presidential Campaigns Respond To Coronavirus Outbreak


Increased Voter Protection Effort Underway In Key 2020 States