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Public lecture featuring NBC News Political Editor Carrie Dann

Jan 9, 2019

On Jan. 24 at the Lewis Auditorium on Flagler College’s campus, Political Editor for NBC News, Carrie Dann, will present to the public as part of the Forum on Government and Public Policy series. The title of her lecture is “The Great Reshuffle: How Trump Remade the American Electorate.” The event is free.

Carrie Dann

In addition to political editor for NBC News, she is co-author of “First Read” daily newsletter with Chuck Todd. She has traveled with and covered political campaigns since the 2008 presidential election.

“After the tumultuous first two years of President Donald Trump’s tenure, the 2018 midterms revealed a new way of looking at how the two parties have reshuffled along educational and economic lines, as voters in affluent and well-educated suburbs decisively punished the GOP even as turnout also surged among Trump’s traditional base, awarding Republicans an expanded Senate majority.”

She intends to discuss her thoughts on questions facing each party: “What are the options for a Democratic Party that can squeeze fewer and fewer votes from rural America,” and “What does the future hold for a GOP that represents just three of the 40 most well-educated congressional districts in the country?”

Additionally, she posed the question, “What does it mean for our politics that suburbs from Houston to New Jersey may have more in common with each other than with the rural communities just miles down the road?”

Dann frequently hosts a podcast called, “The Lid.” She began with NBC covering the Iowa caucuses. She then travelled with the press corps following Bill Clinton and John McCain for the 2008 election.

In the 2012 election, she reported from the road with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. She then embedded with Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign as he worked to reelect President Barack Obama.

She is particularly interested in polling and assists the network in covering their releases of NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls, considered the gold standard of polls and polling methodology.

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m.

Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.

Call (904) 826-8617 or visit here for more information.

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