Monmouth’s Seth Richardson Flying Over the Midwest Reporting Politics


Monmouth native, Seth Richardson, has found himself traveling from east to west reporting on political issues since graduating from Monmouth Roseville High School in 2007.

Getting his start in politics at the Illinois’ capital with the Public Affairs Reporting Program, Richardson headed west to work in Reno, Nevada, to cover the 2016 election and stayed for the 2017 legislature. After his time in Reno, Richardson craved the colder weather and moved to Ohio to be a lead political reporter for

Richardson recently started his own newsletter called The Flyover. In his newsletter he covers seven states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Richardson takes a look at political issues and policies in these states, and addresses what is talked about and how national political leaders are responding to those issues.

Richardson will cover the Iowa Caucus coming up in the next few weeks. Richardson predicted Illinois residents, especially in Monmouth, will be seeing a lot of commercials in the next coming weeks in preparation for the caucus. He encourages people to go beyond the commercials and do their own research on candidates.

To subscribe to Richardson’s newsletter, go to “”.

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