Political reporter to headline NACDS' RxIMPACT event


ARLINGTON, Va. — Political journalist Amy Walter, who serves as national editor of The Cook Political Report, will keynote the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxIMPACT Day program on Capitol Hill later this month.

The two-day NACDS RxIMPACT Day, which takes place March 25 and 26 in Washington, D.C., brings together pharmacy advocates from across the nation to educate members of Congress about the importance of pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policies.


As national editor of The Cook Political Report, Walter provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment. She also served as senior editor of the publication from 1997 to 2007. The Cook Political Report is an independent, non-partisan online newsletter that analyzes the political landscape in national and state elections and campaigns.


“Politics is synonymous with Washington, D.C. What better way to engage pharmacy advocates on the latest issues and trends impacting elections and campaigns than to hear from a leading political forecaster like Amy Walter,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “We look forward to Amy’s insights on the current political landscape and predictions leading up to the presidential election in 2016.”


Walter was the political director of "ABC News" prior to rejoining The Cook Political Report. At "ABC News," she oversaw the organization’s political coverage, and co-hosted the 2012 election night coverage for the "Yahoo!-ABC News Network." Prior to "ABC News," Walter served as editor-in-chief of The Hotline, Washington’s daily briefing on American politics. Providing election night coverage and analysis since 1998, Walter was a member of CNN’s Emmy-award winning election night team in 2006.


Named one of the “Top 50 Journalists” by Washingtonian magazine, Walter was dubbed one of the most powerful people in politics in George magazine for her insights into the mechanics that make the political machine run. She also won the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award for her spot-on election predictions and has been frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the The New York Times.

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