THE CAPITOL STEPS (left to right, top to bottom, plus Mark Eaton all over): Felicia Curry, Jenny Corbett, Morgan Duncan, Tracey Stephens, Mike Tilford, Evan Casey, Anne Willis Hill, Brian Ash, Andy Clemence, Janet Davidson Gordon, Kevin Corbett, Richard Paul, Elaina Newport, Jon Bell, Jack Rowles, Corey Harris, Ann Schmitt, Mike Carruthers, Brad Van Grack, Jamie Zemarel, Bari Biern, Mike Thornton, Nancy Dolliver, Delores Williams, Ann Johnson; Our pianists are Marc Irwin, Howard Breitbart, Emily Bell Spitz, Lenny Williams and David Kane.

W&L Mock Con Kickoff Opens With The Capitol Steps May 4th
Presidential Panel On Thursday, Mary Matalin On Friday, Karl Rove on Saturday

Spring W&L Republican Mock Convention Kickoff Schedule For May 4th through 7th

• A performance by the satirical comedy troupe The Capitol Steps on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Keller Theater. Tickets are available through the Lenfest Center at (540) 458-8000 or online at

• Presidential Issue Panel featuring political experts Larry Sabato, Rhodes Cook, Mike Allen and Kellyanne Conway, moderated by William Connelly, on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Larry Sabato is one of the nation’s leading political analysts and one of the most accurate predictors of both Congressional and Presidential elections. He is the founder and lead author of the Crystal Ball Project, has authored more than 24 books, is a professor at the University of Virginia and is director for the U.Va.’s Center for Politics. Rhodes Cook is one of today’s leading political analysts. He runs a successful website (, serves as a free-lance contributor for the Washington Post, and has authored several books on the election process. He has previously served as senior writer for Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report and makes frequent appearances on ABC News and CSPAN. Mike Allen, a W&L alumnus, currently serves as the chief political correspondent for Politico, one of the nation’s leading political news sites. As a student at W&L, Allen served as the Southern Regional Chair in the 1984 Mock Convention. Kellyanne Conway is the founder and president of the polling company Inc./WomanTrend and is one of the most trusted and noted pollsters on the national scene.

• Mary Matalin, Republican Political Consultant and CNN Contributor will speak at Wilson Auditorium (Lenfest) on Friday, May 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

• Mock Con Davidson Park Band Party featuring The Dickens at 8 p.m. at Davidson Park on Friday, May 6.

• Keynote address by Karl Rove on Saturday, May 7, at 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Lee Chapel. Rove, who was widely credited with winning two presidential elections for George W. Bush, is currently a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, and is a contributor to Fox News. He recently released his first book, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a

Conservative in the Fight,” which is a New York Times bestseller.

• All-American BBQ and Band Party featuring Mamas Love and Class Act on Saturday May 7th at 6 p.m. Red Square.

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