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Oberlin Hosts Ohio Political Leaders for Post-Election Discussion

Nov 02, 2012

On Tuesday, November 13, Oberlin College will host two prominent Ohio political leaders, Chris Redfern and Bob Bennett, for a talk entitled “What Do the 2012 Election Results Mean for Ohio?”

Bob Bennett, chair of the Ohio Republican Party, is one of the longest-serving political party chairs in the nation, having previously held the position from 1988 through 2009. He is also one of three Ohio representatives to the Republican National Committee.

Chris Redfern has served as chair of the Ohio Democratic Party since 2005. His team played a critical role in the 2006 election of Senator Sherrod Brown and of President Barack Obama winning Ohio in 2008.

The two men will be on hand to discuss the results of the presidential, senatorial, and congressional elections and what they mean for Ohio going forward.

“This conversation will help students and the public understand how the 2012 election played out in Ohio, which is a crucial swing state in presidential elections,” says Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov. “Hearing the thoughts of the chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties will provide insight into the strategies, tactics and results of the election.”

The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the West Lecture Hall of the Oberlin Science Center at 119 Woodland St.

Media Contact:

Liv Combe

Editorial Fellow, Media Relations

Office: 440.775.8448

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