UVa., Politico to host conference on ’10 elections

Staff Report

Leading journalists, party insiders, and political analysts will share their views on the upcoming 2010 midterm elections at an afternoon conference sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Politics and Politico. The 11th annual American Democracy Conference will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, December 3 from 1-5 p.m.

The conference is free and open to the public with advance registration, available at the Center for Politics’ website at www.centerforpolitics.org/adc.html.

Professor Larry J. Sabato, director of the Center for Politics, and John F. 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 DCCC, NRCC, DSCC, and the NRSC, who will oversee their parties’ U.S. House and Senate campaigns in 2010.

Other panelists will include the following, with more to be announced soon:
· Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent for POLITICO
· Paul Begala, advisor to President Clinton and CNN contributor
· Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist
· Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist and CNN contributor
· Ed Gillespie, Republican strategist and former RNC chairman
· 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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