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Nate Silver, the best political numbers-cruncher in the business, is going to work at ESPN
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By Pat Cunningham
July 20, 2013 11:10 a.m.

As a political junkie, a baseball fan and a long-time admirer of Nate Silver, I’m excited by THIS NEWS:

Nate Silver, the statistician who attained national fame for his accurate projections about the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, is parting ways with The New York Times and moving his FiveThirtyEight franchise to ESPN, the sports empire controlled by the Walt Disney Company, according to ESPN employees with direct knowledge of his plans.

At ESPN, Mr. Silver is expected to have a wide-ranging portfolio. Along with his writing and number-crunching, he will most likely be a regular contributor to “Olbermann,” ...

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