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Join the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, Politicker.com, and GW’s Graduate School of Political Management for
The Race in the States
A reception and panel discussion about campaigns and public opinion in the battleground states.
How will our evolving, modern-day electoral map affect elections this year? Will voter registration efforts change the game? Which voters will most likely vote — and have the biggest effect on the election? What role do pollsters and bloggers play in monitoring (and possibly moving) public opinion this campaign season? How does humor persuade? A panel of bloggers, organizers, pollsters, and analysts discuss these questions and their predictions for Election Day 2008.
When: Wednesday, October 22nd 2008 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The National Press Club
529 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20045
13th Floor, The Morrow, White, and Lisagor Rooms
Map: National Press Club
Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue, and Orange Lines)
Registration requested. Register online.
Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Maren Hesla, EMILY’s List, director of the WOMEN VOTE! program
Dr. Michael McDonald, Associate Professor of Government and Politics in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
James Pindell, Managing editor of Politicker.com and their sixteen state political news sites as well as the Pindell Report.
Phillip Stutts, President of Phillip Stutts & Company, LLC, a political and corporate consulting firm.
Rob Tornoe, Editorial cartoonist for Politicker.com, a national network of state-specific politics websites owned by the The Observer Media Group, which also publishes the New York Observer.
Matt Lewis, Conservative writer and commentator featured in Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN.
Margie Omero, President of Momentum Analysis, LLC, a Democratic public opinion research firm based in Washington, DC.