Author to discuss Ohio’s place in the presidential elections Sept. 14

Kyle Kondik, author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, will speak at the Akron Press Club on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. This event is co-sponsored with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. There will be the opportunity for questions.
Ohio voters have failed to vote for the winning candidate in the general election only twice since 1896. Kondik will talk about Ohio’s remarkable history and share his thoughts for what that means for 2016.
Kondik is an Ohio native and is managing editor of the nonpartisan Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. He has analyzed American politics on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News and MSNBC, and has given speeches to groups at the State Department, National Governors Association, Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series and Princeton University.
Before joining the Center for Politics in 2011, Kondik served as director of policy and research for former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, and as a reporter, editorial page editor, and political columnist at newspapers in Ohio. He is a 2006 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Details:
Program: Will Ohio Pick a President in 2016?
Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Program follows.
Place: Quaker Ballroom B, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).
Cost:
· $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
· Advance payment required for tables of eight.
· $25 for all reservations made after Friday, Sept. 9 (members & non-members).
Reservations requested: Click here for fast and easy online registration. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, Sept. 9.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.

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