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Media Advisory

Experts to analyze politics behind governor's race

16 January 2007

ATTENTION: Political reporters and editors

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"The 2006 Governor's Race: An Inside View," a two-day conference being held by the University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies.

Campaign managers, journalists, pollsters, pundits and top officials from the three major gubernatorial campaigns will join with professors from UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UC San Diego and elsewhere to discuss the battlefield on which the governor's campaign was fought. Panelists will take a look at the primary and general elections, explore the motivations of the California electorate, and reveal day-to-day campaign strategy and tactics.

A full list of panel topics and participants is available online at: http://igs.berkeley.edu/events/governor_conference.html

Friday, Jan. 19, 1 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lipman Room, 8th floor of Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

Panelists will include:

  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger campaign officials including Matthew Dowd, chief strategist; Steve Schmidt, campaign manager; and Susan Kennedy, the governor's chief of staff.
  • Phil Angelides campaign officials including Cathy Calfo, campaign manager; Bill Carrick, media consultant; and Paul Maslin, pollster.
  • Steve Westly campaign officials including Garry South, senior advisor; Jude Barry, campaign manager; and David Doak, media consultant.
  • Marc DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll
  • Susan Pinkus, director of the Los Angeles Times Poll