"This feels fantastic, to state the obvious," said Wuerker, a finalist for the award in 2009 and 2010. "This is a dream come true."
He added, "I've been cartooning for some 30 years ago, and up until a few years ago, I didn't think anything like this was vaguely possible" until he became a founding staff member at Politico.
"I credit the people aboard the good ship Politico," he said. "I would really like to give credit to the glorious orchestra constructed around me."