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Drake to host forum with leaders of presidential campaigns in Iowa

News PhotoMEDIA CONTACTS: Julie Rutz, 515-226-8774, rutz@IowaPolitics.com;

Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Top officials from the Iowa presidential campaigns of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are set for a joint appearance on Friday, Oct. 24, at Drake University.

Jackie Norris, state director for Obama, and Charlie Liebschutz, Iowa campaign manager for McCain, will discuss the 2008 presidential election at the forum. IowaPolitics.com Des Moines Bureau Chief Lynn Campbell will moderate the program, and questions will be accepted from audience members.

The program, sponsored by IowaPolitics.com, Drake University and Mediacom, has been set for 11 a.m. to noon at Levitt Hall in Old Main, 2507 University Ave. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

The event also will be televised to a statewide audience on the Mediacom Connections Channel at Channel 22 in most areas of the state. In addition, the event will be available for On Demand Viewing from Mediacom on Channel 1.

The program is part of the Drake-IowaPolitics.com “Cookies and Conversation” series, which provides a forum where major candidates, elected officials and other newsmakers can communicate directly with interested citizens as well as Drake students, faculty and staff.

For reservations, call 515-226-8774 or send an e-mail to Julie Rutz at rutz@IowaPolitics.com. Doors at Levitt Hall open at 10:30 a.m. Free parking will be available in Drake lots at 26th Street and University Avenue and at 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue.

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