Preview: Changes and Decisions hosted by PICC

by Emilia Czyszczon | Staff Writer

It’s never too early to be getting excited about the next round of elections. After the 2012 elections, I remember reading an article about key players to observe in the next 4 years and the possible speculated strategies of both the Republican and Democratic parties. I remember seeing familiar faces, new faces, and diverse faces.

This week at Purdue University, the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication (PICC) will have an insider look into the upcoming 2014 and 2016 elections. Jonathan Martin, the national political correspondent of The New York Times will present “Choices and Decisions: The 2014 & 2016 Elections.” The luncheon forum, free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lawson Building, Room 1142. Free boxed lunches will be available at 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

Before The New York Times, Mr. Martin served as a senior political writer for Politico since its inception in 2007. In 2008, he reported as Politico’s White House Correspondent and traveled with President Barack Obama across the country and overseas, reporting on events such as the NATO summit in Strasbourg. Martin created “the biggest buzz” surrounding the 2008 historic campaign trail and covered key contests of the various 2010 midterm elections. Most recently, he was praised for the 2012 campaign breaking news and his ahead-of-the-curve reporting analysis on Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Martin is also the co-author of the New York Times best-seller, The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days That Decided the Election.

Recent articles that Jonathan Martin has written surround high-profile contenders, such as Liz Cheney’s withdrawal from running due to family issues and stories surrounding Chris Christie’s hurdles to being the future GOP presidential nominee.

You can follow Jonathan Martin on Twitter @jmartNYT to get more information. Questions will be taken during the event but you can also tweet to the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication during or prior to the event @PurdueICC. The Purdue Institute for Civic Communication, the host of the event, is a nonpartisan initiative for applied and experiential learning at Purdue University.

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