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Karl Rove, Jim Messina talk the ‘16 election at Duke

Top political strategists Karl Rove and Jim Messina will talk about this year’s presidential election at Duke University later this month.

Rove and Messina will speak at 5 p.m., Oct. 25, in Page Auditorium about “America at a Crossroads: the 2016 Election.”

The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available to the general public from the Duke box office beginning Oct. 14. Tickets are limited to two per person. For group reservations, contact Aly Breuer at allison.breuer@duke.edu.

Rove became a household name as an adviser to former President George W. Bush, a Fox News analyst, and co-founder of the super PAC American Crossroads.

Messina managed President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, and is a former White House deputy chief of staff under Obama.

Political scientist Peter Feaver, director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, will moderate the talk.

“We are fortunate to have in Rove and Messina, two of the sharpest political minds in the country, to help us make sense of what is happening and what is likely to happen,” Feaver said in a statement. “They each bring a different perspective to bear, but they share in common a deep reservoir of experience at the highest levels of American politics. This should be a most interesting conversation at a most interesting time."

Lynn Bonner: 919-829-4821, @Lynn_Bonner