Wednesday, January 23, 2008

“State of Independent Politics in the South” Summit Thursday, Jan. 24

South Carolina, Tsunami Tuesday and The Independent Vote

The “State of Independent Politics in the South” Summit will be held, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Augusta Marriott Hotel in Augusta, Ga. The Summit will be broadcast live on NewsRadio 1230 AM WNRR and online at

Summit organizer Helen Blocker-Adams noted, “Independent voters represent over 30% of the registered voters in Georgia and South Carolina. This Summit is designed to address how the Independent vote will impact these Primaries and Caucuses and give Presidential candidates or their Surrogates an opportunity to state their positions and platforms to this vital bloc of voters.”

Two morning panels will feature noted political analyst and pollster, Dr. Ralph Walker, Professor at Augusta State University; Dr. Chris Grant, Professor, Mercer University; Dr. Zaphon Wilson, Professor, Armstrong Atlantic University; Mary Ellen Cheatham, Bureau Chief, Georgia Public Broadcasting; Augusta Chronicle Editorial Page Editor Michael Ryan; Jim Welcome, Publisher, Newsmakers Journal; Maynard Eaton, Editor-in-Chief, Newsmakers Journal; Bill Mayberry, Columnist, The Oconee Leader; and News 12 Anchorperson Richard Rogers as they discuss Independent Politics, voters and their impact on the upcoming Georgia and South Carolina Presidential Primaries from the perspective of Pollsters and the Media.

The Summit is free and open to the public. Space is limited and tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at NewsRadio 1230 WNRR located at 1286 Broad Street. Or call 706.284.6854.

Media Coverage: The event is open to the press. For credentials, please RSVP to or

The ‘State of Independent Politics in the South” is sponsored by The HBA Group, Intl. and Newsradio 1230 WNRR ( and more information, call 706.284.6854 or e-mail

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