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ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Role of Demographics, Economics and Ideology in the 2012 Election

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Contact: Laura Pereyra
Phone: 202.741.6258

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 panelists at the Center for American Progress will discuss the 2012 election and a new paper, “The Path to 270 Revisited.”  The report, authored by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin of the Center for American Progress, argues that two large forces will ultimately determine the outcome of the 2012 election: the shifting demographic balance of the American electorate and the objective reality and voter perception of the economy in key battleground states.


Welcoming remarks:
Daniella Gibbs Leger, Vice President for American Values and New Communities, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Ronald Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media
Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Reihan Salam, Editor, National Review Online’s The Agenda
Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America’s Voice

Moderator and presenter:
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, The Century Foundation


September 25, 2012
12:00pm – 1:30pm

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


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For more information, please contact Laura Pereyra at


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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