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Ch 13 and RNews Tap President Gearan

President Mark Gearan will offer his insight as political expert for the area's Super Tuesday election coverage and commentary. Gearan will be the in-studio analyst for WOKR-TV Channel 13's Super Tuesday coverage at 11 p.m. Prior to that, he'll be tapped by RNews when they come to campus to cover HWS' Super Tuesday event in the Cellar Pub starting at 9 p.m.

Gearan, former director of the Peace Corps and communications director for the Clinton White House, is an ideal choice to participate in these discussions. He served as Al Gore's campaign manager during the 1992 presidential campaign, and began his career working on the Michael Dukakis campaign.

In 2000, Al Gore was closing in on the nomination as Super Tuesday approached, and his wins that day ended the candidacy of challenger Bill Bradley.

The same scenario could occur this year. Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry could wrap up the nomination on Super Tuesday if he beats Edwards in New York and the other states. Kerry has won 16 of the first 18 contests.

The largest Democratic primary turnout in New York in recent history was in 1988, when Michael Dukakis beat Jesse Jackson for the nomination.

Election information provided by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.