Andrew Rafferty

Andrew Rafferty

Senior Politics Editor

Andrew joined Scripps News 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
A general view of the opening day game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field, April 16, 1929

Why does baseball have an antitrust exemption?

This combination of the photos shows former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

How war in Ukraine is shaping the 2024 Republican presidential race

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y.
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

What Rep. George Santos' fallout reveals about the news

Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock are pictured.
Brynn Anderson / APPolitics

Warnock, Walker: Starkly Different Choices For Black Voters

Voting equipment
Lynne Sladky / APPolitics

The States To Watch Ahead Of Midterms

A teacher and students in a classroom
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."

What 1776 Represents Today

People commute through the World Trade Center
Mark Lennihan / APScience and 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


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?