What Just Happened? New England College Hosts Post-Election Breakdown Featuring Several NH Leaders in Politics and Media
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2012
The results are in and the winners have been declared in election 2012. But what does it all mean? Did the experts get it right? Were the polls accurate? What issues drove the races? How did independents make up their minds at the end? Who won the battle over undecideds? What was the major surprise of this election cycle?
The Center for Civic Engagement at New England College is pleased to announce a post-election Town Hall meeting with some of the brightest political minds in New Hampshire. A team of analysts, representing Republicans, Democrats and the news media, will review the 2012 results and debate the lessons learned from the outcome. In addition, this forum will invite attendees to ask questions of the experts and provide a forum for public input. The event will be held November 13th, 2012 at 10:30 in the Simon Center Great Room at 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, New Hampshire.
“Ours is a nation divided, and it’s important to look back and review what we can take away from the elections as a lesson for how to tackle challenges in the immediate and long term future,” says Dr. Wayne Lesperance, professor of Political Science at NEC. “We have compiled together a unique mix of campaign activists, media experts and political insiders to have an honest dialogue about what just happened.”
The post-election panel includes: Drew Cline, Editorial Page Editor for the Union Leader, Josh Rogers, Political reporter for NH Public Radio, James Pindell, Political Director for WMUR.com, Rich Killion, former Romney NH Campaign advisor, Pam Walsh, former Lynch Deputy Chief of Staff and Maggie Hassan campaign advisor, and Sarah Crawford Stewart, former NH campaign director for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 Presidential campaign.
The discussion will be moderated by Scott Spradling and will feature questions from the audience. “The town hall style format will allow for many voices to be heard as we examine exactly what we can take away from this election, and what it means for the future in Concord and in Washington DC,” says Lesperance. .
About New England College
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire provides an open venue for political candidates wishing to address Town Hall style gatherings or moderated debates. New England College is a regular stop for presidential candidates during the First in the Nation Primary. The Center for Civic Engagement at NEC was also the lead organizer for College Convention held during the 2004, 2008, and 2012 presidential election cycles. During the 2008 and 2010 election cycles, the Center for Civic Engagement hosted numerous debates for statewide and federal offices. For more information, please contact Dr. Wayne Lesperance, Professor of Political Science, at email@example.com, or visit www.nec.edu. Dr. Lesperance is a frequent contributor to the dialog on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.