Albert R. Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist. Hunt also hosts "Political Capital with Al Hunt," airing Fridays on Bloomberg Television. In his four decades at the Wall Street Journal, he was a reporter, bureau chief, and executive Washington editor, and he wrote the weekly column "Politics & People." Hunt also directed the Journal's polls, was president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, and a board member of the Ottaway community newspapers. He was a panelist on the CNN programs "The Capital Gang" and "Novak, Hunt & Shields." Hunt is co-author of books on U.S. elections by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution. His Bloomberg column also appears in the International Herald Tribune.