The Mississippi Delta’s lead economic development organization is bringing in a noted political pundit to address members during its annual meeting.
Stu Rothenberg, widely recognized political analyst, will address Delta 1000 members at the May 30 Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland.
“Stu Rothenberg has become a staple at Delta Council meetings because his many friends and admirers in the region want to continue receiving his insights and knowledge,” stated Gibb Steele, president of Delta Council. “He is not only on target in his election predictions, but he also has a keen grasp of the factors that influence the way those elections come out.”
Steele also announced that Rothenberg will do an additional five minutes of audience response during the 10:30 a.m. Business Session about the upcoming midterm elections.
Rothenberg has addressed Delta Council numerous times during the past fifteen years. He is the editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, a nonpartisan, non-ideological political newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns. He is also a twice-a-week columnist for Roll Call. A frequent soundbite, Rothenberg has appeared on Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, NewsHour, Nightline and many other television programs. He is often quoted in the nation’s major media, and his op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers.
SRothenberg served during the 2008, 2010, and 2012 election cycles as an analyst for the NewsHour on PBS. During the 2006 cycle, he was a political analyst for CBS News. Prior to that, he was a political analyst for CNN for over a decade, including election nights from 1992 through 2004.
Delta 1000 is a program begun by Delta Council over 30 years ago to ask all of the members of Delta Council to pay $100 above and beyond their regular membership dues. This support through the “Delta 1000” Program has helped Delta Council maintain one of the most effective area‑wide economic development programs in the entire nation.
The 79th Delta Council Annual Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. This year’s meeting, which will include an address by Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden and other activities traditionally associated with the meeting of the region’s economic development organization, is sponsored by BankPlus, Southern Ag Credit/Land Banks of Mississippi, Sanders, and five organizations representing the agricultural economy of the region and State: Catfish Farmers of Mississippi, Corn Promotion Board, Cotton, Inc., Rice Promotion Board, and Soybean Promotion Board.