Andrew Rafferty

Andrew Rafferty

Andrew Rafferty

Political Director

Andrew serves as political director for Scripps News, overseeing reporters, coverage plans and providing on-air analysis of what's going on in Washington and beyond. He helped develop and co-anchored "Election '22: What Matters," a weekly politics show with the Washington Post that dove into the issues driving voters ahead of the midterm elections. Andrew joined Scripps News in 2018 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 X @andrewrafferty.

Recent Work
Nikki Haley

Haley tells Scripps News courts need to move faster on Trump cases

The North Carolina state House reviews copies of a map proposal.

Control of US House in the balance as redistricting fights rage

Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney questions Jim Jordan for Speaker due to his role in Jan. 6

GOP presidential candidate Doug Burgum

Doug Burgum hopes to stand out in crowded GOP presidential field

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Some 2024 GOP candidates scramble to make the debate stage

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.

Ramaswamy: Most candidates are 'anti-something. I'm pro-American'

Supporters and opponents of a GOP-backed measure that would make it harder to amend the Ohio constitution pack statehouse.

Poll: Ohio divided on ballot measure threatening abortion protections

Former President Donald Trump

Poll: Trump far ahead of GOP rivals despite indictment

Former Vice President Mike Pence

Former VP Mike Pence to join race for president next week

Chris Christie

Chris Christie expected to join race for president

Former Vice President Mike Pence

Full transcript: Fmr. VP Mike Pence's interview with Scripps News

Former Vice President Mike Pence

Exclusive: Mike Pence says he would ban transgender troops again

OL Reign defender Lauren Barnes and forward Bethany Balcer display shirts that read "Protect Trans Kids" before soccer match.

Poll: Opposition to trans minors' health care, sports access hardening

A staffer with the Republican leadership holds a guide to Speaker Kevin McCarthy's debt ceiling package.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue blame game as debt ceiling looms

Transgender Rights America's Divide.

Scripps News poll: Americans largely support restricting trans rights

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.

What Rep. George Santos' fallout reveals about the news

Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock are pictured.

Warnock, Walker: Starkly Different Choices For Black Voters

Voting equipment

The States To Watch Ahead Of Midterms

A teacher and students in a classroom

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

A teacher and student in a classroom

Election '22: What Matters: Education

Gas prices

White House Officials: Inflation Relief Is Coming

U.S. President Joe Biden.

President Biden Kicks Off Midterm Rally As Democrats See Opening

Rep. Jerry Nadler.

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

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial debate participants

Voters In 4 States Head To The Polls For Primary Elections

Rep. Liz Cheney during a Jan. 6 Committee hearing

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

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.

California Among 7 States Holding Primary Elections Tuesday

Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson

Why Is Major League Baseball Exempt From Antitrust Laws?