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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

3 Things to Pay Attention to During the RNC

Aug. 26, 2012, 11:23 pm EDT – The imminent arrival of Hurricane Isaac, the influence of super PACs on campaign fundraising, and the GOP's platform will be key to this week's RNC. More 

SCOTUS Affirms Obamacare: 4 Consequences for the Presidential Election

Jun. 29, 2012, 8:43 am EDT – The ruling on the Affordable Care Act has just supercharged the narrative and juiced both major political parties going into the presidential election. More 

5 Women Romney Should Consider for VP

May. 9, 2012, 1:16 pm EDT – Polls show women significantly favor President Obama over Mitt Romney -- but several qualified female VP candidates could help close that gap. More 

After Illinois, GOP Game Over?

Mar. 21, 2012, 8:25 am EDT – Romney’s big win on Tuesday effectively ends Santorum's and Gingrich's remaining hopes. Here are other key takeaways from the vote. More 

Santorum to Romney and Gingrich: Kiss My Grits

Mar. 14, 2012, 8:35 am EDT – Delivering major psychological blows to Romney’s campaign and Gingrich’s ego, Santorum won the GOP primaries in Ala. and Miss. Tuesday. A key takeaway? More 

Not-So-Super Tuesday for Mitt Romney

Mar. 7, 2012, 8:37 am EDT – Mitt Romney won six of 10 states on Super Tuesday, but his campaign continued to struggle with "average" Americans. More 

Arizona and Michigan Confirm GOP Voter Split

Feb. 29, 2012, 9:09 am EDT – The class and religious divides between GOP voters is becoming more obvious, leaving front-runner Romney with just the wealthiest and non-evangelicals. More 

2 Takeaways From the Arizona GOP Debate

Feb. 23, 2012, 8:47 am EDT – Arizona's GOP primary debate brought plenty to light -- most importantly, the topics (other than the economy) that likely will shape the general election. More 

Congress Finally Does Something

Feb. 19, 2012, 5:45 pm EDT – Congress recently signed a bill that will extend the payroll tax cut, limit unemployment benefits, and improve broadband. More 

Obama’s Budget: A Campaign Document, but One That Works

Feb. 13, 2012, 6:04 pm EDT – Republicans may claim that Obama's budget proposal is merely a campaign document, but many voters support the proposal's policies. More