Friday, July 18, 2008

Tickets on sale now for James Carville and Mary Matalin at Saint Xavier University

America’s favorite political couple to speak 7 p.m., Oct. 30 at the SXU Shannon Center

Chicago (July 17, 2008)— Tickets are on sale now to see America’s favorite bipartisan couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin, showcase their razor political wit at the Saint Xavier University Shannon Center Thursday, Oct. 30, just days before the November presidential election.

Tickets are $20 each and are available by visiting or by calling (866) 468-3401. A limited number of $75 priority main floor tickets are also available. Saint Xavier students, faculty and staff may receive one free ticket by contacting the Office of Special Events at A valid Cougar Card number must be presented to process your request.

Carville and Matalin, who are married, are two of the foremost Democratic and Republican political consultants in the country.

“This timely, fun event will provide Chicago a window into two of the finest political minds in the country on the eve of the presidential election,” said Vice-President for University Relations Robert Tenczar. “We look forward to their keen insight into America’s political landscape.”

Carville was lead strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful presidential bid in 1992 and was honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants in 1993. Since then, he has served as a consultant to presidents and prime ministers around the world and is a regular CNN commentator and contributor.

Matalin formerly served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, and was the first White House official to hold that double title. She held senior positions in the George H. W. Bush 1988 campaign and was appointed chief of staff for the Republican National Council. She hosted CNN’s critically acclaimed debate program Crossfire and other political shows.

Matalin now operates Threshold, a new conservative publishing imprint, and sits on the editorial board of Campaigns & Elections magazine. She is vice president of the Washington Humane Society and is a board member of the Cheney Cardiovascular Institute.
This event is sponsored by the Saint Xavier University Office for University Relations.


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or

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