Elaine Lafferty former editor of Ms. magazine, a Hillary Clinton supporter who advised the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008. Lafferty is a journalist who was a staff correspondent for Time magazine beginning in 1988. While at Time, she covered the OJ Simpson criminal and civil trials, as well as the Unabomber case, the Polly Klass murder case and many other cases. She joined the Dublin-based Irish Times in 1998, and covered conflicts and wars in Kosovo, the Middle East and Afghanistan and Pakistan. As editor of Ms., she led the magazine to its first National Magazine Award nomination in 17 years in 2005. Lafferty also served as a features editor at MORE magazine. Lafferty is a contributor to The Daily Beast/Newsweek, and in 2011 she headed up social media and communications for the Diana Nyad Expedition, the athlete's attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.