Rebovich Institute Will Host 2nd Annual Campaign Managers Conference

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics of Rider University will welcome six of the state’s most knowledgeable and influential political strategists to its Lawrenceville campus when it hosts the second annual Campaign Managers Conference: Key Decision Makers Look Back at the 2009 New Jersey Gubernatorial Race on Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12. Admission is free, open to the public, and includes a complimentary lunch for attendees on Thursday.

The Campaign Managers Conference will begin with a session entitled Polling the Electorate, led by Adam Geller, on Thursday, February 11, from 11 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Geller was the lead pollster for the campaign of Gov. Chris Christie.

Following the complimentary lunch, the Thursday sessions will conclude with a 2 to 3:15 p.m. panel discussion on Campaign Strategy featuring Republican strategist Mike DuHaime, who advised Christie, and Democrat Maggie Moran, who orchestrated the run of former Gov. Jon S. Corzine.

The Campaign Managers Conference resumes on Friday, February 12, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. with a session on Campaign Management, where Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien and Corzine field director Kevin Drennan will lead the discussion.

Day two of the conference will conclude with the final session, The Media Campaign, led by DuHaime and top Corzine media consultant Brad Lawrence, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“We like to say that the road to Trenton runs through Rider, and this conference continues our commitment to making that phrase a reality,” said Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute.

The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University is dedicated to public service and scholarly analysis of government, public policy, campaigns and elections in New Jersey. The Campaign Managers Conference is co-sponsored by Campaigns & Elections’ Politics magazine. Generous support for The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Institute comes from the Hennessy Fund.

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The second annual Campaign Managers Conference: Key Decision Makers Look Back at the 2009 New Jersey Gubernatorial Race.