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City Club of Cleveland - The 2008 Election: What happened and Why?
Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the 2008 election. We'll take a look inside the numbers with three top experts. Fritz Wenzel, director of communications at Zogby International, will provide insight on the national election. Dr. John C. Green, director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, will provide insight about the state races. Joe Frolik, associate editor of the Plain Dealer, will provide his perspective on the local elections.

Fritz Wenzel oversees internal and external communications for Zogby International, a company dedicated to researching polling and public opinion. Wenzel is in charge of media relations, news release production and distribution, production of three monthly newsletters, periodic magazine articles and op-ed pieces. Wenzel has wide experience in the fields of journalism, media, and political and media consultation. He has worked as a news and political reporter for 21 years.

Dr. John C. Green is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and is best known for his work on religion and politics. Green is the Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, a bipartisan research and teaching institute dedicated to the nuts and bolts of practical politics. Green is widely known as an observer of Ohio and national politics, and he is frequently quoted in the national and state media.

Joseph Frolik joined the Plain Dealer's editorial board in February 2001, after more than 12 years as its national correspondent. Initially, he wrote primarily about politics and government in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County and about economic development in Northeast Ohio. During his career in Cleveland, he has reported on national politics and on a range of public policy issues. From 1995 through 2000, Frolik also coordinated the newspaper's public opinion polling.
November 7, 2008