David Plouffe (left) and Steve Schmidt will offer their insights on the 2012 election during a National Agenda presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Nov. 14: 'Election Aftermath'

UD alums Plouffe, Schmidt to discuss results of national election


11:56 a.m., Nov. 8, 2012--Two University of Delaware alumni who have served as leading political strategists at the highest levels of American politics will be featured in an “Election Aftermath” presentation as part of the National Agenda speaker series.

Democrat David Plouffe, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, and Republican Steve Schmidt, who has served as a senior adviser for a number of GOP candidates including 2008 presidential nominee John McCain, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Mitchell Hall on the UD campus in Newark.

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Plouffe, a native of Delaware, started his political career working for the 1990 re-election campaign of Iowa U.S. Sen. Tom Harkins and in 2008 served as campaign manager for Obama. He served as an outside senior adviser to the administration and in 2011 was appointed as senior adviser working inside the White House.

Schmidt served as a top strategist for George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election and managed the successful California gubernatorial campaign of Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 before guiding the McCain campaign. He is vice chairman for public affairs of Edelman, one of the world’s largest public relations firms.

Both were cited in a 2008 Bloomberg News article that called UD the “epicenter” of national politics, both for their involvement and for the candidacy of fellow Blue Hen Joseph R. Biden, Jr., who recently teamed with Obama to win a second term as vice president.

The theme of this fall’s National Agenda has been “Road to the Presidency.”

The Nov. 14 presentation will be moderated by Ralph Begleiter, director of UD’s Center for Political Communication.

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