Stump Connolly is the political pen name of Scott Jacobs, a veteran Chicago reporter and television producer. Jacobs covered his first presidential campaign in 1972 and has written his Internet column as Stump Connolly, chief political correspondent of The Week Behind, since 1996.
In 1992, he was a co-producer of three PBS Election Specials now available on DVD as “Road to the Presidency: Inside the Clinton Campaign.” His 1996 campaign reports were published as “STUMP, A Campaign Journal” and his 2004 coverage was released as “Talk’s Cheap, Let’s Race!”
Between elections, Jacobs is a producer for Bill Kurtis Productions. He has written for Slate, The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine. He also produced Journey to Save a Crane for the New Explorers series on PBS and Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally, for A & E television. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.
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VideosThe Long Slog
The race to the White House in ten fun-filled minutes. All the highlights of the 2008 presidential campaign. Produced by Scott Jacobs with Michael O'Brien.
The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House
By Stump Connolly
Published: August 2, 2011.
Stump Connolly is at it again, careening down the campaign trail in pursuit of the candidates, the cash and the real stories behind Campaign ’08. A funny, inside look at politics from an established pro.
“I don’t think anyone had more fun covering the campaign than Stump, or reading him than me. You laugh and learn at the same time.” – Bill Kurtis
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