Search press announcements Launches New Politics Page and ‘Political Capital’ Blog

August 6, 2012 today announced the launch of a new Politics page featuring top stories, daily video commentary from Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, a state-by-state analysis of campaign spending and a “Political Capital” blog offering data-rich perspectives and insight.

Run by Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. Government News, Mark Silva and reported by Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau, the “Political Capital” blog focuses on “The Currency of Government,” illuminating the connection between money and governance, the business of campaigns and the impact of the economy on elections.

Features on the page and in the blog include:

–“In The Hunt,” a daily video blog with commentary from Al Hunt, Washington Executive Editor and host of “Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV

–“State of the States,” an interactive map using data from the Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States (BEES) offering insight into how state-level economies will play a role in political campaigns

–“Bloomberg by the Numbers” a daily feature breaking down the most important number in politics and what it means

Here’s some insight from Silva:

With the newly enhanced Politics Page and Political Capital blog, we shall draw on resources unique to us to deliver insight that cuts through the clutter of our political world. Our content leverages Bloomberg’s unmatched depth in data analysis and visualization, informing voters  and political and business leaders with fact-driven intelligence about the intersection of American politics and the economy. Our reporting comes from a Washington operation unmatched in size and scope, our data from a global information-gathering organization.”



It’s important to note that our focus isn’t just on the 2012 Election. Our coverage of all things politics will continue long after November 6, 2012.

We hope you enjoy the new section. There are more great features on the way. Stay tuned…

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Lauren Meller, Bloomberg Communications