The Cook Political Report is relaunching its website just in time for the 2012 election. This newest version of our site is full of features to make it easier for subscribers like you to find and follow races and better use the analysis we publish week after week.
The second iteration of the website takes better advantage of customization and printable content. It also adds more-dynamic, in-depth mapping tools to the Cook Political Report online experience.
- More updates. We’ve added a Bottom Line feature to all our races which will give you our latest and most up to date take on the race.
- Better search, better article tagging so you can find related content with ease. You can now browse articles by author and subject/keyword (which includes seats, incumbents, candidates and states).
- Zoomable maps allow you to inspect new Congressional Districts. The maps include major highways, waterways, state lines and county lines so you can better see the geography of districts.
- Bookmark articles and races. Whenever you see the icons below, you can click it to save a race or an article.
- Watched Races listing lets you see all the races you bookmark in one location, with one click from any page on the site. When any of your watched races are updated on the site, you’ll get notice in your weekly newsletter that the race rating or the Bottom Line has changed.
- Filter and sort charts. At-A-Glance and FEC charts can be set up to only show the races you’re interested in. Using dropdown menus, you can restrict your listing to certain states and race ratings, or view by House and Senate committees. You can also save these settings so that they are already in place every time you visit the chart.
- Print to PDF. Race pages, state pages, charts and articles have a Print to PDF button that will create a neat, paginated PDF that you can bring to meetings or hand out as needed for reference.
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