NJ Finalizes Details of Sold-Out Event

NJ has finalized its roster for their Nov. 1 election preview event at the Grand Hyatt. The event is sold out to the public but media passes are still available. To RSVP for a media pass, please contact Nichole Redmond at nredmond@nationaljournal.com.

Confirmed guests for the event include:

Campaign Advisers
Jesse Benton, National Campaign Chairman, Rep. Ron Paul
Mark Block, Chief of Staff, Herman Cain
John Brabender, Senior Strategist and Media Consultant, Sen. Rick Santorum
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Economic Adviser, Gov. Rick Perry
Keith Nahigian, Chief Strategist, Rep. Michele Bachmann
Robert Walker, Adviser, Rep. Newt Gingrich
John Weaver, Chief Strategist, Gov. Jon Huntsman
Vin Weber, Adviser, Gov. Mitt Romney

Journalists
Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal
Charlie Cook, Editor & Publisher, Cook Political Report
Matthew Cooper, Editor, National Journal Daily
Major Garrett, Congressional Correspondent, National Journal
Rachel Rose Hartman, Political Reporter, Yahoo! News
Chris Moody, Political Reporter, Yahoo! News
Beth Reinhard, Political Correspondent, National Journal
Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
Chuck Todd, Political Director & Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News
Amy Walter, Political Director, ABC News
Reid Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, National Journal Hotline

Strategists and Experts
Whit Ayres, Founder and President, Ayres, McHenry & Associates
Cornell Belcher, President, Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Geoffrey Garin, President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates
Alex Lundry, Vice President and Director of Research, TargetPoint Consulting

Discussion sessions will include…

2012 Election Preview
National Journal’s Charlie Cook, Matt Cooper and Reid Wilson will look at the electoral map, marquee candidates, and campaign trends we’re likely to see in the next 12 months.  In addition to the presidential race, the discussion will include key Senate and House campaigns along with survey results from the UTC/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll and the impact of the electorate on down-ballot congressional races.

The Republican Primary
The candidates’ senior advisers and national political reporters will examine each candidate’s plans on strategy, messaging, and how key policy issues like the economy, health care, and national security will play in the upcoming election.

The General Election
Leading election strategists and pollsters will examine how the changing electoral map, swing states, and changing demographics will impact the 2012 elections.

The Agenda
The last panel of the day will look at the economic environment the winner of the next election will face once inaugurated in 2013.