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Campaign Staffers Look Back on 2012 Presidential Election

IMG 8927-1500The roundtable discussion at the Dole Institute. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Political strategists, journalists and presidential campaign staff are on the University of Kansas campus to reflect on the 2012 election. Campaign staff for both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talked about the race during a roundtable discussion yesterday (THUR) at the Dole Institute of Politics. The two sides spelled out what helped and hurt them in the primary season. Katie Gage, deputy campaign manager for Romney, says the primary gave Romney a chance to hone his skills on the campaign trail and the debate stage.

But Gage also says the primary battle cost the campaign millions of dollars, money that otherwise, could have been spent on the general election. President Obama didn't face a primary challenge, and his national field director, Jeremy Bird, says that gave them the luxury of time.

Bird says they started the campaign early, which sometimes made it difficult to raise money and volunteers with more than a year before Election Day. The discussion continues this (FRI) morning. The panel will meet from 8:30 to 10 at the Dole Institute on the KU campus.


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