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Presidential Candidates: It’s Time to Prepare

April 27, 2016

While the outcome of this tumultuous primary election season remains uncertain, the remaining presidential candidates must begin their transition efforts now to be ready to govern come inauguration. We want to draw your attention to several recent articles that reiterate the importance of early planning in the presidential transition process.

  • Center for Presidential Transition Advisory Board member Gov. Michael Leavitt challenges the candidates to prepare now and shares lessons learned from his experience as chairman of the Romney Readiness Project in a US News & World Report op-ed, “Time to Prepare.”
  • In a front page New York Times story, Julie Hirschfeld Davis discusses how the Center for Presidential Transition has brought the five candidates together to start their transition efforts now.
  • In “The Most Important Takeover of Any Organization in History,” Atlantic reporter Russell Berman gives an inside look at the years-long push to perfect the presidential transition.


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