22 Oct.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES SANFORD, WALSH, AND WELD CONFIRMED FOR POLITICON

Additional updates to Politicon program include more than 20 news names and Baby Trump Balloon

Politicon, the “Unconventional Political Convention,” announced today that 2020 Presidential candidates Gov. Mark Sanford, Rep. Joe Walsh and Gov. Bill Weld will join this year’s event for a conversation on the 2020 campaign to make their case. The talk will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 26. More information can be found here.

This year will bring back Politicon staples like Baby Trump, while also featuring new installations at the convention like the Tennessee Advocates for Planned ParenthoodTiny Pricks Projectand the Common Ground: Immigration exhibit. Attendees will have the opportunity to not only view – but participate in and engage with many of the onsite exhibitors. Full list of 2019 exhibitors can be found here.

In addition to previously announced attendees, including Al Franken,James Comey, Sean Hannity, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Politicon is excited to announce Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian have been added for a “Trump v. Bernie Debate.”  Atamanuik is best known for his role as the host/President Trump on Comedy Central’s “The President Tour” and together they make up the comedy duo “Trump and Bernie” whose work spans across the many media of television, radio and a vinyl album.

Additional talent recently announced also includes: Allan Piper, Buck Sexton, Ben Ferguson, Bob Cusak, Chris Hahn, Clay Travis, David Urban, Dustin Gold, J.D. Durkin, Joe Fugelsang, Dr. Jonathan Metzl, Katie Barlow, Kurt Bardella, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Mimi Rocah, Sarada Peri, Stephanie Miller, Steven Olikara and Tom Rogan.  Comedians

This year serves as the 5th annual Politicon and will take place on Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. Over the two days, participants will have the chance to witness and engage with top political thinkers in debates, panel discussions, radio and TV broadcasts, live podcast recordings, book signings, interviews, meet-and-greets and more.

Tickets – which start at just $49 – are available atwww.politicon.com/tickets. This year will be one of  the biggest yet as it has already surpassed previous years in ticket sales, attracting visitors internationally and from over 25 states.

In addition to Hannity, Franken, Sanders and Comey, Politicon has also announced that the top tier, bi-partisan lineup will also include Clay Aiken, Yamiche Alcindor, Anthony Atamanuik, James Adomian Guy Benson, Donna Brazile, E. Jean Carroll, James Carville,Chris Cillizza, Ann Coulter, Ana Marie Cox, Danielle Crittenden, Michael de Adder, Lauren Duca, David Frum, Fred Guttenberg, Nayyera Haq, Scottie Nell Hughes, Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Dr. Jason Johnson, Brian Karem, Ana Kasparian, Charlie Kirk, Michael Knowles, Sally Kohn, Kyle Kulinski, Nish Kumar, Tomi Lahren, Harry Litman, Joe Lockhart, Zerlina Maxwell, Jess McIntosh, Elie Mystal, Malcolm Nance, Ana Navarro, Mike Pesca, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Reince Priebus, Roaming Millennial, Randy Rainbow, April Ryan, Shermichael Singleton, Christina Hoff Sommers, Toure, Nicolle Wallace, Maya Wiley, Jill Wine-Banks, Tim Wise, and many more (listed here).

Last year, more than 10,000 fans flocked to the 4th annual Politicon at the Los Angeles Convention Center, enjoying participants such as Kathy Griffin, Michael Avenatti, the Baby Trump Balloon, Adam Carolla, Carter Page, Ann Coulter, Dennis Rodman, Alyssa Milano, Tucker Carlson, Ana Kasparian, Ben Shapiro, Eddie Izzard, James Carville, Tomi Lahren, Henry Winkler and more. A highlight reel from the event can be found here.