Tuesday, October 13, 2009

KENSINGTON ROW BOOKSHOP EVENT - Thursday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm

Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard  Ave.
Kensington, Md. 20895

CONTACT:  Elisenda Sola-Sole


Sanford Gottlieb author of
"Red to Blue:Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Grassroots Politics"
Thursday, November 5, 7:30 pm
Chris Van Hollen, flanked by a grassroots army, won upset victories in the 2002 primary and general elections--even though one of his opponents had a consultant named David Axelrod. Van Hollen's win in the suburbs helped lift the Democrats out of the doldrums, the first step in a struggle that led to Barack Obama's triumph in 2008. Red to Blue chronicles Van Hollen's campaign from the inside, follows him as he becomes a rising star in his party, and visits the activists who changed history from Montgomery County, Maryland, to Carroll County, Iowa. "The book is valuable enough as a tale of Van Hollen," says Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, "but its insights into the larger issues of American politics make it a real keeper." The book's foreword is written by Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary

Sanford Gottlieb worked in the peace movement from 1960 to 1993. He was executive director of SANE. The author of Defense Addiction, in 2002 he served as a Kensington precinct coordinator in Van Hollen's campaign.

Free event.

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