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Political junkies gather in Sacramento

For political junkies, it doesn't get better than this: The leaders of the political consulting industry getting together in one place to talk shop, eyeball the latest campaign technologies and make some predictions about 2010.

That's going to happen Monday in Sacramento at the Sheraton Gran Hotel in an all-day event sponsored by the American Association of Political Consultants, a 1,200-member group that includes pollsters, consultants, campaign managers, public relations folks, vendors and others.

Participants at the series of panels and seminars include a who's who of political strategists, including Bill Carrick, Donna Lucas, Richard Temple, Jeff Flint, Rose Kapolszynski, Steve Schmidt, Tom Hiltachk, Kassy Perry, Jeff Flint, Robin Swanson, Natalie LeBlanc and Rob Stutzman, among others.

Topics include social networking trends and technology, a look-ahead to next year's gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, new trends in TV ad buys, how to deal with campaign crises and a look at issue advocacy.

For details, call 202-544-9815, or email Whitney Hurt at whurt@theaappc.org

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