Left and Right: Rendell and Whitman on Election 2012


Left and Right: Rendell and Whitman

on Election 2012


Monday, April 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.


$10 non-members

$7 members, students & teachers

FREE for 1787 members





F.M. Kirby Auditorium

National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street | Independence Mall


In the midst of the 2012 presidential race, former Governors Ed Rendell and Christine Todd Whitman offer contrasting perspectives and firsthand knowledge of the election’s key players and issues, from immigration to the economy. With only two weeks before Pennsylvanians vote, Rendell and Whitman will share their opinions on the caucus and primary system and how it is working for their respective states.


  • Governor Edward G. Rendell is a partner at the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP, where he devotes his practice to public/private partnerships, energy, environmental issues, economic development, health care and higher education, with an emphasis on infrastructure. He served two terms as governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011 and chaired the National Governors Association in 2008-09. Governor Rendell previously served as two-term mayor of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2000. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he joined the Philadelphia district attorney’s office after graduating from Villanova Law School, rising to chief of homicide in 1972 and to district attorney in 1977. In January of this year, Governor Rendell was named a senior political analyst for NBC News.
  • Governor Christine Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January 2001 until June 2003. She was the 50th governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first female governor from 1994 until 2001.



    Parking is available for $9.00 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

    Advance reservations required; call 215.409.6700 or order online. Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.


This event is part of Election 2012, the Center’s yearlong programming series on the key issues facing Americans during this important election year.




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