David M. Drucker is a senior correspondent for the Washington Examiner, focusing on Congress, campaigns, and national political trends. Prior to joining the Washington Examiner, he was a reporter for Roll Call in Washington, D.C., and covered California politics, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, from the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News. Drucker graduated from UCLA with a BA in History and spent eight years managing a family-run manufacturing business in Southern California, giving him a unique perspective on how what happens inside the Beltway impacts the rest of the country. Drucker is a Vanity Fair contributing writer and appears regularly on cable news and nationally syndicated radio programs. He resides on Capitol Hill with his wife and two sons.
Drucker delivers. --Kirkus One man may dominate the race, but IN TRUMP'S SHADOW is a comprehensive and indispensable form guide to the wide field of contenders for what may be a tumultuous Republican presidential contest in 2024. --Gerard Baker, editor-at-large, The Wall Street Journal David Drucker serves up well-reported portraits of a host of Republican and conservative players, neatly capturing their struggles to navigate the strange new world of post-Trump GOP politics. Watching the 2024 hopefuls adapt to the GOP base's hunger for Trumpian performative populism, racial dog whistling, and own-the-libs bluster is almost enough to make you pity them. Almost. --Greg Sargent, Washington Post columnist Deeply reported, gracefully written, and eminently readable. Hurray for David Drucker! --Brit Hume, senior political analyst, Fox News Channel Even as the avalanche of books looking backwards at the events of the Trump Presidency continues to crush reviewers, David Drucker had the wisdom--to look ahead! The 2024 GOP contest for the right to lead the party in the presidential contest is at least the equal of any modern campaign in suspense and it's going to take a three tiered platform to get all the candidates on to the debate stage at the same time. Drucker is the only reporter to at least get the list of possible Republican candidates right as 2021 slides towards 2022. That's because he's a reporter's reporter. Drucker's a weekly guest on my radio show simply because he's always ahead of the curve...and is so again with this book. --Hugh Hewitt, host of The Hugh Hewitt Show This is a book that tries to answer the question we're all asking: What, exactly, is the future of the post-Trump Republican party? An essential read for anybody who cares about our politics and the country's political future. --Eliana Johnson, editor-in-chief, Washington Free Beacon David Drucker is a part of a sadly vanishing breed of political reporters who want to know what the story is, not what they wish it would be. David's analysis is fact-driven, superbly sourced and fair-minded. His work is an essential tool for understanding the 2024 landscape. --Chris Stirewalt, author of EVERY MAN A KING