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
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

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is focusing on Super Tuesday states.
George Frey/Stringer/GettyPolitics

Poll: Majority Of Democrats Say Billionaires Hurting 2020 Primaries

In this screengrab taken from a Senate Television webcast, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone speaks during impeachment.
Getty ImagesPolitics

President's Defense Team Begins Opening Statement In Impeachment Trial

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley talks "Smarter Government" with Newsy

Fmr. Gov. Martin O'Malley: Transparency Key To Future Of Government


Sen. Rand Paul Says Those Embracing Socialism Have Forgotten History

Andrew Yang speaks to media ahead of the first Democratic debate.

This Candidate Is Dominating $1 Donations

Newsy / Kyle PyattPolitics

How Young Conservatives Hope To Make Climate A GOP Issue

Sen. Jeff Merkley, (D-Ore.) is co-sponsoring legislation to allow marijuana businesses to access the banking system.
Luke Piotrowski/ NEWSY staffPolitics

The GOP-Led Senate Hearing on Weed Banking Is Huge. Here's Why.

The stage ahead of the first Democratic debate.
Drew Angerer / GettyPolitics

These Are The Issues Driving The First Democratic Debates

The National Council of Nonprofits is concerned about charitable giving.
Mai Nolasco-Carranza/NewsyPolitics

Nonprofits Worry As More Signs Suggest Americans Are Giving Less