Copperfield's Books Renowned Speaker Series is held at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. 


50 Mark West Springs Road Santa Rosa California 95403
Box Office:  707-546-3600


For Immediate Release:  September 25, 2012

Media Contact:  Kristi Buffo, Public Relations Manager

   707-527-7006, ext. 150 or

Insider power-couple to present pre-election talk in Santa Rosa

An Evening with James Carville and Mary Matalin

All’s Fair:  Love, War and Politics, October 15


Santa Rosa, CA (September 25, 2012) - She’s a fierce conservative from Illinois. He’s a powerful liberal from small town Louisiana…and they’re married! America's best-loved political power couple Mary Matalin and James Carville will have plenty to say as they exchange thoughtful insights in this pre-election talk, giving audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today's most important political issues.

“The timing is perfect to welcome this powerful pair of political strategists, opposites by day and spouses by night, to Sonoma County,” says Anita Wiglesworth, director of programming at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. “It will be very interesting to hear their insights and predictions as political insiders, just three weeks prior to the presidential election!”

The famed political couple—Carville is a Democratic consultant and Matalin is a Republican strategist—bring an insider’s view to analyzing and predicting the November election and will discuss the players and policies that influence the outcome.

Carville helped Democratic candidates in five states win resounding election to office before he became nationally known as the strategist who helped Bill Clinton win the White House in 1992.  He is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, former talk-show host, speaker, and restaurateur, as well as a frequent commentator and contributor on CNN. With pollster Stanley Greenberg, Carville founded Democracy Corps, an independent, non-profit polling organization dedicated to making government more responsive to the people.

Matalin has been involved in politics since she was in college in her native Illinois. She went to Washington, D.C., with the “Reagan Revolution” in 1981 and worked first with the Republican National Committee (RNC), then the George H.W. Bush presidential campaign, and later as Chief of Staff to RNC Chairman Lee Atwater.  In 1992 she traveled with George Bush throughout his campaign for president. Since the Bush presidency, Matalin has hosted a successful radio talk show and CNN’s “Crossfire” program. Today, she hosts, jointly with Arianna Huffington, a nationally syndicated radio show, “Both Sides Now.”  She is also a frequent commentator and contributor on CNN. 

Carville and Matalin co-wrote the best-seller “ All’s Fair:  Love, War, and Running for President,” which The Wall Street Journal called one of the top five best books on public relations. Carville’s latest book, “It’s the Middle Class Stupid,” written with fellow Democratic strategist Stan Greenberg came out in July.

Carville and Matalin along with their two teenage daughters reside in New Orleans, where Matalin serves on the boards of several well-respected institutions and is a visiting distinguished lecturer at Loyola University and Carville is an adjunct professor for the political science department at Tulane University.

Calendar Information

Who/What:      Copperfield’s Books Renowned Speakers Series

-------------------An Evening with James Carville and Mary Matalin,
-------------------All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics


Where:             Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

-------------------50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa

When:              Monday, October 15 at 8 p.m.

Tickets:            $100 VIP, $75, $65 available at, 707-46-3600, or at the Box Office located at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. $15 student tickets available by phone and in person with student ID.

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