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The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. We hope you will join us.
Friday, September 27 • 10:15am - 11:15am
The Name of this Panel is Talking Heads

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These five pundits have hot takes about politics and elections. (Same as it ever was.)

Moderator
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Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
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Matthew Dowd

Political Strategist and Chief Political Analyst for ABC News
Dowd serves as chief political analyst for ABC News and is the founder of Paradox Capital, a social impact venture fund. Previously, he served as chief political strategist to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 and President George W. Bush in 2004. Dowd is the author... Read More →
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David Jolly

Former U.S. Representative
Jolly represented Florida in the U.S. House from 2014 to 2017 and is currently a policy and politics analyst for MSNBC and CNN. He has worked in specialty finance, as an attorney and as a political consultant, and he previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of South... Read More →
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Elise Jordan

Columnist for Time and Contributor for NBC News and MSNBC
Jordan is a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC and a contributor to Time. Previously, she served as director for communications in the National Security Council and as speechwriter for then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Jordan’s work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed... Read More →
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Jennifer Palmieri

Former Director of White House Communications for President Barack Obama
Palmieri served as communications director for President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2015. Previously, she served as president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Palmieri also served as director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and as... Read More →
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Rick Wilson

Republican Political Strategist and CEO of Intrepid Media
Wilson is a Republican political strategist and media consultant. He has produced television ads for several gubernatorial and Senate candidates as well as super PACs and corporations. He is also a columnist for The Daily Beast, where he covers national politics, and writes for publications... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701

Attendees (738)