Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2016

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CDM Campaign for President

Capturing a “first draft of history” about presidential campaigns from their managers, senior strategist, media and political observers has been the focus of the Harvard Institute of Politics' Campaign for President: The Managers Look conference every four years since 1972.

In the aftermath of 2016’s tumultuous and ground-breaking election cycle, insiders’ views came into focus on November 30 and December 1, 2016 as the key players from the Democratic and Republican campaigns convened in Cambridge for Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2016, organized in collaboration with the Shorenstein Center on the Media, Politics and Public Policy.

 

Roundtable Discussion: The General Election
 

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Roundtable Discussion: The General Election

Representatives from the Trump and Clinton campaigns joined together to discuss the general election. The roundtable was moderated by Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Katherine Miller of Buzzfeed, and Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC.

Participants


Clinton: Robby Mook, Mandy Grunwald, Teddy Goff, Karen Finney, Jennifer Palmieri, Joel Benenson
Trump: Kellyanne Conway, David Bossie, Tony Fabrizio, Brad Parscale, Corey Lewandowski

 

 

Opening Roundtable Session
 

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Opening Roundtable

One person from each campaign was asked to briefly outline their initial campaign strategy. Lois Romano, Political Correspondent for The Washington Post and Peter Hamby, Head of News for Snapchat moderated the opening roundtable session.

Participants 


Terry Sullivan (Rubio), Mike DuHaime (Christie), Danny Diaz (Bush), Rick Wiley (Walker), Timmy Teepell (Jindal), Christian Ferry (Graham), Frank Sadler (Fiorina), Chip Englander (Paul), Jeff Roe (Cruz), Sarah Sanders (Huckabee), Ed Brookover (Carson), Corey Lewandowski & Michael Glassner (Trump), Robby Mook (Clinton), Jeff Weaver (Sanders), Dave Hamrick (O'Malley)