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Wendy Simmons
Wendy Simmons (RSS) Money & Politics Writer

Wendy W. Simmons is a freelance writer.  She recently began covering “money and politics” for InvestorPlace and is excited to provide analysis as the 2012 election season heats up.  She has worked as a staff writer and analyst for the Gallup Poll News Service and as the Associate Editor of the Gallup Management Journal.  She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Richmond and a M.A. in Political Science from Emory University.  After spending 10 years in New York City, Wendy currently resides in the Washington, D.C .area.

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Recent Articles

7 Insights from the Third Presidential Debate

Oct. 23, 2012, 10:48 am EDT – Three debates later, what have we learned? Here are seven things voters took away from the final showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. More 

Hot Topics in Presidential Debate III

Oct. 22, 2012, 12:31 pm EDT – Libya, Iran and China are among the touchy issues for Monday night's third and final square-off between the candidates. Here's how it could shake out. More 

Obama Gets His Groove Back

Oct. 17, 2012, 8:49 am EDT – This time, the president responded forcefully, hitting key points in the contentious second presidential debate. More 

Second Presidential Debate: Obama Needs Some Drama

Oct. 15, 2012, 7:27 pm EDT – Coming off of a lackluster first debate performance, the president must go on the offensive this time around. More 

Lively VP Debate Ends in a Draw

Oct. 12, 2012, 7:15 am EDT – Ryan's first national debate was a strong one, and Biden repaired some of the damage from last week's presidential blunder. More 

VP Debate: What the Candidates Must Do to Win

Oct. 10, 2012, 7:03 pm EDT – As Paul Ryan and Joe Biden face off in the vice-presidential debate Thursday night, their goals are markedly different. More 

Report Card: 2012’s First Presidential Debate

Oct. 4, 2012, 9:30 am EDT – How did the electoral stars perform? Well, Mitt Romney surprised, President Obama was sluggish and Jim Lehrer was ... mostly silent. More 

2012’s First Presidential Debate: What Do We Deserve to Know?

Oct. 2, 2012, 2:35 pm EDT – We likely won't get much more information out of either candidate during Wednesday's debate, but here are some pressing questions that should be asked. More 

DNC Convention Wrap-up: Did Dems Sales Pitch Work?

Sep. 7, 2012, 3:00 pm EDT – The Democrats did a remarkable job of selling Americans on four more years for Barack Obama, but disappointing job numbers this month could hurt his chances. More 

GOP Convention Wrap-Up: The Good, the Bad, and the Absent

Aug. 31, 2012, 5:00 pm EDT – The RNC did a good job enhancing Romney's reputation and the GOP's relationship with women, but it was light on policy and played fast and loose with the truth. More