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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 NBCNews.com. 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
Voting equipment
Lynne Sladky / APPolitics

The States To Watch Ahead Of Midterms

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Charlie Riedel / APU.S.

What Will It Take To Get Students Caught Up After The Pandemic?

A teacher and student in a classroom
Rogelio V. Solis / APPolitics

Election '22: What Matters: Education

Gas prices
Ted S. Warren / APPolitics

White House Officials: Inflation Relief Is Coming

U.S. President Joe Biden.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

President Biden Kicks Off Midterm Rally As Democrats See Opening

Rep. Jerry Nadler.
Mary Altaffer / APPolitics

Voters In New York And Florida To Cast Ballots In Tuesday's Primaries

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial debate participants
Morry Gash / APPolitics

Voters In 4 States Head To The Polls For Primary Elections

Rep. Liz Cheney during a Jan. 6 Committee hearing
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Witness Tampering At Jan. 6 Hearing? Cheney Raises Prospect

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. at the Jan. 6 hearing
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

Jan. 6 Witness: Trump 'Detached From Reality' Over Election

Cheryl Tyler casts her ballot at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 3.
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

California Among 7 States Holding Primary Elections Tuesday

Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson
Harkim Wright Sr. / APSports

Why Is Major League Baseball Exempt From Antitrust Laws?

Former President Trump speaks at a rally.
Ross D. Franklin / APPolitics

Former Pres. Trump Wanted To Seize Voting Machines After Election

Students walk on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gene J. Puskar / APU.S.

Here's Why More Than $1.7T Is Owed In U.S. Student Debt

A U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard poses with their rifles with the U.S. Capitol in the background
Jacquelyn Martin / APU.S.

Americans Do Not Remember Jan. 6 Capitol Riot As One People

Visitors tour the Capitol Rotunda near John Trumbull's painting titled "Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776."
APPolitics

What 1776 Represents Today

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Mark Lennihan / APSci/Health

How The Country's Opinion Of Vaccines Has Changed In 365 Days

Bob Dole
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APObituaries

Former Senate Leader, Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies At 98

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

NewsyPolitics

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

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NewsyPolitics

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

Politics in key battleground states
NewsyPolitics

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

President Donald Trump
APPolitics

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