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Spotlight Colorado: A Conversation about the Political State of Play

August 13, 2012—On Monday, August 20, the University of Denver – host of the first Presidential Debate on Oct. 3 – will host a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. to explore the current political state of play in Colorado. Panelists, including faculty experts from the University of Denver as well as Colorado political experts, will discuss the state's shifting political landscape; its diverse electorate, including the growing Hispanic population and increasing number of independent voters; and other issues that are making news in Colorado.

This panel discussion is one in a series of pre-debate events that the University is hosting to explore Colorado's purple state status as well as the upcoming Presidential Election.


  • Guy Cecil – Executive Director of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Former Chief of Staff for Sen. Michael Bennet
  • Dick Wadhams – Republican Political Strategist and Former Chair of the Colorado Republican Party
  • Dr. Seth Masket – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Denver
  • Dr. Lisa Martinez – Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Denver
  • Dr. Sam Kamin – University of Denver Professor of Law, University of Denver
  • Dr. Robert Coombe – Chancellor, University of Denver

Moderator: Dee Dee Myers, Managing Director at The Glover Park Group and Former White House Press Secretary

Where: 1025 F Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20004
When: Monday, August 20
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST
RSVP: Respond by August 15 to [email protected].

Contact: Jordan Ames
Office: (303) 871-2781
Mobile: (720) 231-0267
E-mail:[email protected]