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Matalin, Carville featured

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 18 - February 2, 1995

Political strategists Mary Matalin and James Carville will present "All's Fair: Love, War, & Running for President" on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Burruss auditorium.

The event is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Distinguished Speakers Series. Admission is free and open to the public.

Matalin, host of the CNBC talk show "Equal Time" and a political commentator for the "Today Show" on NBC, and her husband Carville recently co-authored the best-seller All's Fair: Love, War, & Running for President. The book describes the couple's unique personal and professional relationship, while working for opposing presidential candidates.

Carville, currently serving as senior political advisor to President Bill Clinton and consultant to the Democratic National Committee, is a partner in the political consulting firm Carville & Begala.

His role as chief strategist in Clinton's presidential campaign was documented in the 1994 film "The War Room." The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary.

On the other side of the political aisle, Matalin was the deputy campaign manager for President George Bush's re-election efforts. She was in charge of all 50 state's operations in the race, traveled with Bush during the campaign, and spoke on behalf of the president.

Matalin rose through the political ranks of Republican politics, working on the Reagan-Bush campaign before moving over to the the Republican National Committee. She became chief of staff to Lee Atwater, chairman of the national committee and principal architect of President Ronald Reagan's re-election effort.

Meanwhile, Carville was a principal strategist in the 1994 and 1990 gubernatorial victories of Gov. Zell Miller of Georgia. He was a political strategist for the 1988 election campaign of Sen. Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, the 1988 re-election of Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, and the 1986 gubernatorial victory of Bob Casey in Pennsylvania.

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