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Discussion Groups | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

March 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week two: “The Shifting Electorate”

The American political parties and the makeup of the electorate are experiencing enormous changes. What effects will the rapidly changing political landscape mean for Kansas and the country in 2018 and beyond? For this discussion, Jonas welcomes Patrick Caddell, a political strategist, consultant and FOX News contributor. Caddell has advised over 150 presidential campaigns, including George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Joe Biden, Edward Kennedy and more.

About spring 2018 discussion groups: In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc in many U.S. states. Can independent and third party candidacies seize upon this shift in party identification? How could they shape the future of U.S. politics? Dole Fellow Jim Jonas leads a discussion group series examining election reform and independent candidates in Kansas and the nation. Jonas is a political communications consultant with nearly two decades of experience in independent political reform and campaigns. In 2014, Jonas served as the campaign manager for Greg Orman’s independent campaign for U.S. Senate in Kansas.


March 7, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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