Midterm Election Wrap-up

November 18, 2010

Democratic and Republican Strategists Midterm Election Wrap-Up Event Details

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Global Strategy Group, 895 Broadway (between 19th and 20th), 5th Floor

Free to the Coro community


Space is limited! Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 16 at noon to Claire Comstock-Gay.

Midterm Election Wrap-Up

With political tensions running high in this country, the 2010 midterm elections mark a key moment of political transition—Republicans won a majority in the House, but Democrats held on to their majority in Senate, and Coro alum Michael Bennet (Fellows 1988) won his very tight Senate race to be re-elected to his seat in Colorado.


How will the results of these elections affect our communities, our state, and our country? What changes will we see over the next two years? What larger trends in our political landscape does this year's shift in power reflect?


Join us November 18th at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the elections hosted by Global Strategy Group, featuring speakers Jeff Plaut (Fellows 1988), Founding Partner at Global Strategy Group, and Mike McKeon, Partner at Mercury Communications. This is sure to be a lively discussion, with input from Democrats and Republicans and Coro participants past and present. A reception will immediately follow the program.



Democratic and Republican Strategists

Jeffrey Plaut (Fellows 1988) serves as a strategic advisor and pollster to candidates and campaigns across the country. Recent clients include the Democratic Governors Association, the New Jersey Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, incoming Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez (NY), the Empire State Pride Agenda and The Daily Show. Jeffrey also leads the firm's public affairs practice for unions, nonprofits and associations.


Mike McKeon served as Republican Governor George Pataki's Director of Communications and was recently the Executive Director of Republicans for Andrew Cuomo. He advised Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign and Republican Jeanine Pirro's 2006 bid for Attorney General. At Mercury, Mike has helped corporate clients, nonprofits and industry associations wage winning campaigns in New York City and Albany by mixing government relations and public affairs strategies to achieve positive results.