Jennifer Duffy, the Rhode Island native who is a Washington, D.C. political savant, is slated to be the keynote speaker October 18 at the 69th annual dinner of the Rhode Island Public expenditure Council, the business-financed government research group.
Duffy, senior editor for the Cook Political Report, the nonpartisan newsletter that analyzes U.S. elections and political trends, has become a staple on national news television news programs and on cable news outlets.
A graduate of Georgetown, Duffy is known as a savvy analyst of Congressional elections, especially on the Senate side. She is the daughter of David Duffy, the retired public relations executive who was for years the face of Duffy& Shanley in Providence. His son, Jon Duffy, Jennifer’s brother, now runs the firm.
The RIPEC dinner will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, beginning with a reception at 5:30. Gov. Lincoln Chafee and the General Assembly leadership will address the group.