Lunch Program | The Known Unknowns of Election 2020

Lunch Program | The Known Unknowns of Election 2020



The first primaries in the 2020 presidential election begin next February. However, the packed field of Democrats portends a potentially long wait before the presumed nominee emerges. Our panel of top forecasters and prognosticators will provide insight and help make sense of it all. They will discuss lessons learned from the past two election cycles, as well as factors that may be not be quantifiable. The panelists will break down the key races, possible developments, and their likely outcomes.

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Welcome Remarks

Sarah Sandler
Senior Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute



Willow Bay
Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism



Jim Messina
CEO, The Messina Group; Obama 2012 Campaign Manager; International Political Consultant


Mark Penn
President and Managing Partner, The Stagwell Group


Karl Rove
Former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, Bush Administration


Neera Tanden
President and CEO, Center for American Progress