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Post-Election Conference

Overview of the Program

The Dole Institute hosts a comprehensive biennial Post-Election Conference following each national election. It’s a fascinating two-day discussion on how and why elections are won and lost. A goal of Bill Lacy’s since he joined the Dole Institute in 2004, the Post-Election Conference first commenced in December 2006 and includes state and national strategists, pollsters, journalists and campaign officials.

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2018 Post Election Conference
The Dole Institute’s nationally recognized post-election conference will return in November and December to assess a pivotal series of races, both in Kansas and across the nation in the midterms.

Wednesday, Dec. 5
2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6
9:30 a.m.

  • Jason Bresler, national political director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
  • Randy Brown, vice president, Edison Research
  • Eliza Collins, Congressional reporter, USA Today
  • Kelly Dietrich, founder, National Democratic Training Committee and Fall 2018 Dole Fellow
  • Jennifer Duffy, senior editor, Cook Political Report
  • Jessica Flanagain, senior vice president, Axiom Strategies
  • Katie Glueck, senior national political correspondent, McClatchy D.C.
  • Jim Jonas, senior communication strategist, Centennial Strategies and Spring 2018 Dole Fellow
  • Michele L. Watley, founder and president, The Griot Group LLC and Democratic strategist

2018 Kansas Elections Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 28
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Kerry Gooch, campaign manager, Paul Davis campaign
  • C.J. Grover, campaign manager, Kevin Yoder campaign
  • John Hanna, correspondent, Associated Press
  • Pat Leopold, campaign manager, Steve Watkins campaign
  • Daniel McNamara, campaign manager, Sharice Davids campaign
  • Patrick Miller, assistant professor of political science, the University of Kansas
  • Jared Suhn, principal, The Singularis Group
  • Caroline Sweeney, reporter, KCTV5
  • Hunter Woodall, political reporter, The Kansas City Star
  • Jordanna Zeigler, campaign manager, Laura Kelly campaign

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