For those who have been immersed in the midterm campaign since its inception, the suspense in the final hundred hours is particularly intense. But even for people with only a passing (or late-blooming) interest, the wait for Election Day is starting to get acute.
And then, as soon as the bulk of races are called, attention pivots almost immediately from politics to policy: What will the winners do with whatever mandate they’ll claim?
CQ Roll Call is comprehensively covering not only the “who won” story the night of Nov. 4, but the “what’s next” story starting the next morning. It’ll be my tenth time in our newsroom on Election Night — and at the CQ Roll Call Post-Election Impact Conference two days later.
We’re eager to build our audience for both. Here are some reasons you shouldn't miss the conference, which will be at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill:
- Our opening keynote panel featuring the executive directors of both Senate campaign committees — Rob Collins of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Guy Cecil of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
- Our second keynote panel featuring former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio and former Republican Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia.
- The panel discussion I’ll be moderating on how the elections will shift the power dynamics on Capitol Hill. No matter the size of the Republican gains, plenty of new faces will be shaping the agenda of the 114th Congress. We’ll offer detailed explanations of the changing committee leadership assignments and what they mean for next year’s legislative priorities. Fellow panelists will be CQ defense writer Megan Scully, CQ domestic policy reporter Emily Ethridge, Roll Call Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski and Washington Examiner congressional correspondent David M. Drucker.
It will be a great day of insight, perspective and networking, so go ahead and register ! (Use code SUB2014 to receive 20 percent off.)
And on election night, be sure to keep the Roll Call homepage up to watch our live stream. We’ll be monitoring all the hot races, pointing you to our signature profiles of every person newly elected to the House and Senate, and offering analysis about what the results mean.
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