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Talk focuses on 2005 and 2006 elections, Nov. 17

Josh Earnest, press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, and Tracey Schmitt, press secretary for the Republican National Committee, will discuss the 2005 elections and look ahead to 2006 in a talk scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

David Lewis, an assistant professor of politics and public affairs, will moderate the discussion, which is titled "Recapping Election 2005 and Strategizing Election 2006."

Earnest led the DNC's regional media team during the 2004 presidential campaign. He previously served as communications director for U.S. Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas.

Schmitt was press secretary for the 2005 presidential inaugural committee and a regional spokesperson for the western states and northern Plains for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004. She previously worked as a regional spokesperson at the RNC and as a communications aide in the White House.

The discussion is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Woodrow Wilson Political Network.

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