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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 9:45am - 10:45am
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There used to be a search for common ground in politics. It’s getting rarer by the day.

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Matthew Dowd

Chief Political Analyst for ABC News
Dowd serves as chief political analyst for ABC News and is the founder of Paradox Capital, a social impact venture fund. Previously, he served as chief political strategist to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 and President George W. Bush in 2004. Most recently... Read More →

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Mickey Edwards

Former U.S. Representative, R-Oklahoma
Edwards represented Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District from 1977 to 1993 and served as chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee. He is currently the vice president of the Aspen Institute, where he directs a political leadership program for elected officials. Edwards... Read More →
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Mike Rawlings

Mayor of Dallas
Rawlings was first elected mayor of Dallas in 2011. As mayor, he has led initiatives to increase economic development in southern Dallas and to increase the city’s international profile. Previously, Rawlings served as chairman and managing partner at CIC Partners, a private equity... Read More →
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Christine Todd Whitman

Former Governor of New Jersey
Whitman is the former governor of New Jersey and was the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush. She currently serves as president of the Whitman Strategy Group, an environmental and energy consulting group. Whitman is the author of “It’s... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom