David Wasserman, House Editor for The Cook Political Report, will present “An Insider's Guide to the 2016 Election” at Plains Cotton Growers' 59th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 8, 2016 in the Banquet Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The keynote presentation is sponsored by Farmers Cooperative Compress.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and the program will start promptly at 9 a.m. The meeting is held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners' Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, April 7-8, 2016, in Lubbock. For more information on the TCGA Annual Meeting and Trade Show, visit http://www.tcga.org.
Wasserman is responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House Races for The Cook Political Report. He has served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2014, 2012, 2010, and 2008, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR. He is a frequent contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com and his commentary on House races has been cited in numerous print and online publications including Politico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and RealClearPolitics.com.
Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations at the National Cotton Council, also is scheduled to update attendees on the NCC's activities. Langley is responsible for coordinating the Washington activities of the Council, including working with Congress and the Administration, with the overall mission of helping each of the U.S. cotton industry's seven segments compete effectively and profitably in a global market.
Current PCG president Shawn Holladay will preside over the meeting and PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett will report on the status of PCG operations and activities. The program also will feature an announcement about the 2016 Celebrate Cotton Game, and both candidates for U.S. House District 19, Jodey Arrington and Glen Robertson, will speak briefly at the meeting.
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., sponsored by Deltapine.
Lunch, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science/FiberMax/Stoneville, will follow the meeting.
The meeting also will be broadcast live on All Ag, All Day at 900 AM KFLP, (Floydada-Lubbock) 800 AM KDDD (Dumas-Amarillo), and at http://www.allagnews.com.
There is no charge to attend and no RSVP is necessary.