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Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up

Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report shared her insights at our Morningstar Investment Conference.

Amy Walter: Good morning, everybody. Thank you so much for having me here. Still getting used to life in the virtual world. It would be so much more exciting to see everybody in person. But this is working out quite well. And I hope that we can spend some time here talking about where we are politically and get some questions from you all at the end. My goal here is to provide basically a big-picture analysis of where the race stands, the political climate, and the race for president and Congress stand, as we are now coming in just under two months until the election.

It's always easier to start, though, back at the beginning of the year than where we are at this exact moment, because I think that tells us so much about how we got to where we are right now. What's remarkable about this political environment that we sit in is not that it is unpredictable and chaotic but that it has been, really, for the last four years. We've gone through an incredible number of issues and been through--it wasn't even a year ago that we went through an impeachment of the President of the United States.