Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The Howey Political Report will be holding its 2007 HPR Forum on October 23 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Madame Walker Theater. There will be a joint appearance by Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jill Long Thompson and Jim Schellinger to kick off the forum, followed by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. Washington Post blogger Chris Cilliza's will be on hand to give his take on the influence of the Internet and blogging on the 2008 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races. I will be sitting on a panel of a local bloggers following Cilliza's discussion, which will include Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, Blue Indiana's Thomas Cook and HPR's Mark Curry.
“Outside of Democratic Party events, this joint appearance by Schellinger and Thompson will be one of the first of the 2008 campaign sequence open to the general public,” said HPR Publisher Brian A. Howey. “There is great public interest to hear their visions for Indiana’s future.”
Admission to the event is free, but attendees are asked to bring canned food to donate to the Julian Center. Bose Public Affairs is sponsoring the appearance by Chris Cillizza. Other Forum sponsors include Winston/Terrell Group, John Frick & Associates, DLZ and Phillips Communications Group. A free reception at the Walker Center will follow the Forum. Hope to see you on the 23rd.