Louis Jacobson is a staff writer for PolitiFact, the fact-checking website that is part of the Tampa Bay Times of Florida. Previously, he was deputy editor of the congressional newspaper Roll Call, the founding editor of its affiliate, CongressNow, and a staff correspondent at National Journal. During the 2010 election cycle, Jacobson handicapped gubernatorial, state legislative and state attorney general races for Governing. Since 2002, he has handicapped state and federal races for such publications as the Cook Political Report, the Rothenberg Political Report, Roll Call, Stateline.org and PoliticsPA.com. Jacobson was a contributing writer to two editions of the Almanac of American Politics, and he has won awards for statehouse coverage from Capitolbeat every year since 2006.