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KU’s Dole Institute bringing in experts to analyze election results at conference

November 21, 2012

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Journalists, pollsters and strategists from both sides of the aisle will dissect the results of this month's election at a conference next month at Kansas University's Dole Institute of Politics.

The Post-Election Conference, announced this week by the Dole Institute, will take place from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the institute. It will be free and open to the public.

Panelists will include Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, a political correspondent for The New York Times; Jonathan Martin, a journalist for Politico; Erin McPike, a political reporter for RealClearPolitics; Marlon Marshall, a deputy national field director for President Obama's re-election campaign; Nancy Dwight, a Republican strategist and a fellow at the Dole Institute this fall; and Joe Lenski, executive vice president and co-founder of Edison Media Research.

More panelists will be added before the event, according to a KU release. Topics for discussion will include this year's presidential race, what to expect during President Obama's second term and what lies ahead for the Republican Party.

Every two years since 2006, the Dole Institute has sponsored a conference to analyze election results.

“Because the panelists are able to delve into key strategies of how and why elections are won and lost, this is one of the most important and interesting programs we organize,” Dole Institute director Bill Lacy said in a release. “It’s a special opportunity to hear from individuals directly involved in this year’s campaign.”

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