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

TEXT SIZE

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.

Events Stories

May 29: 4-H quarter auction

The New Castle County 4-H Exchange Group will host a fundraising quarter auction at 7 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.

June 3: ADA panel discussion

The University of Delaware Library will host a panel discussion titled "Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act" from 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3.

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.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs
302-831-NEWS
publicaffairs@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: publicaffairs@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/cpa
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
publicaffairs@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices