About Cliston

Cliston Brown has over a decade of success in the political forecasting arena. Click here to learn more about him.


Thoughts on Politics and Prognostications


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From broadcast appearances to “The Party Crasher” column at the New York Observer, Cliston has the credibility to speak on political issues.

Recent Blogs

Responses to New Observer Column

It is my policy to respond to any e-mails I receive through ClistonBrown.com, so long as the e-mails are generally respectful and not threatening. However, I have received such a large volume of e-mail in response to my Observer column of May 31 (“It’s... read more

Postponing New Updates Temporarily

Until the amount of downballot damage from the revelation of Donald Trump’s catastrophic statements against women can be fully assessed, I am temporarily postponing any further Congressional Race Rating updates. read more

The Silliest Criticism Ever

Over the last quarter of a century, there have been countless allegations and criticisms hurled at Hillary Clinton. Some of them have had merit. Others have been silly. Not a small number have been outlandish. (“She murdered Vince Foster,” for example.)... read more

Congressional Race Ratings (October 2, 2016)

This week’s Congressional Race Ratings have five changes, four of which favor the Republican Party. It is becoming clear that no Democratic wave is developing and that the party’s gains are likely to be modest at best. In the House, I am making three... read more

Statement on Today’s Observer Headline

My new Observer column which appears today has a headline that I did not write and never would have written. I have asked for the headline to be changed or for the column to be pulled in its entirety. This request has been denied. To be clear, my editor is completely... read more

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