American Democracy Conference looks ahead to 2010 elections

University of Virginia Center for Politics and POLITICO to partner for midterm preview


Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Newseum, Washington, DC

Please join the University of Virginia Center for Politics and POLITICO for the 11th annual American Democracy Conference. This year’s post-election conference will bring together today’s leading journalists, party insiders, and political analysts to examine the year’s key campaigns and elections, evaluate current politics, and look ahead to the 2010 midterm elections. The conference will take place on Thursday, December 3 from 1 to 5 PM at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The conference is free and open to the public with advance registration by clicking here.

Professor Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics, and John Harris, editor-in-chief of POLITICO, will each moderate panel discussions. The conference will also feature a special panel with the executive directors of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Other panelists will include the following, with more to be announced soon:

  • Mike Allen, chief political correspondent for POLITICO
  • Paul Begala, advisor to President Clinton and CNN contributor
  • Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist
  • Roland Martin, CNN contributor and political columnist
  • Kiki McLean, Democratic strategist
  • Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today
  • Leslie Sanchez, Republican strategist and former CNN contributor
  • Juan Williams, political analyst for NPR and Fox News

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