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Bipartisan Policy Center to Discuss the Structure and Viability of the Presidential Primary System

March 7, 2012

Curtis Gans will headline this 2012 Election Series event

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will resume its 2012 Election Series this week, immediately following Super Tuesday, with a discussion of the presidential primary system on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

The event – The Presidential Primary System: How Well Does it Serve American Democracy? – will discuss the latest from the 2012 campaign trail. At the event, Curtis Gans, the nation’s leading expert on voter turnout and the former Director of American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate, will release his latest report on 2012 primary turnout, including data from Super Tuesday.

In addition to Gans, the discussion will feature David Norcross, former General Counsel for the Republican National Committee (RNC); The Weekly Standard’s Jay Cost; and BPC President Jason Grumet. The discussion will be moderated by John Fortier, Director of BPC’s Democracy Project.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #2012election

The event is open to press, but space is limited. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to press@bipartisanpolicy.org.

    WHO:                          Curtis Gans, former Director,
                                  Center for the Study of the
                                  American Electorate, American
                                  University
                                  David Norcross, former RNC
                                  General Counsel
                                  Jay Cost, Staff Writer, The
                                  Weekly Standard
                                 Jason Grumet, President, BPC
                                  John Fortier, Director, BPC's
                                  Democracy Project
    WHAT:                         "The Presidential Primary
                                  System: How Well Does it Serve
                                  American Democracy?"
    WHERE:                       Bipartisan Policy Center
                                 1225 Eye Street NW
                                 Suite 1000, 10th floor
                                 Washington, DC 20005
    WHEN:                        Thursday, March 8, 2012
                                 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

About the Bipartisan Policy Center:

Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. For more information, please visit our website: www.bipartisanpolicy.org.

SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center


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