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RFK’s Transition From “Ambassador of Grief to Oracle of Change”

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Much is known about Robert Kennedy’s life prior to his brother’s assassination and the 1968 presidential campaign but less on the important period in between. On this weekend commemorating RFK’s death, John Bohrer, author of The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK, talks about how RFK emerged from his brother’s shadow, won a US Senate seat, and set the stage for a campaign that still has many wondering “What if….?”

Robin A. Johnson is a governmental relations, public policy and political consultant. He is an expert on government reform issues and has consulted with numerous local governments on consolidation/merger, public-private partnerships and full-cost accounting of public services. Robin has also helped candidates win elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, state legislature, judiciary and local government. Robin served as a consultant to the Office of Statewide Performance Review in the Illinois Governor’s Office and is former director of the Illinois Center for Competitive Government, a partnership between the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Prior to that, he was Director of the Local Government Affairs Division of the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. Robin served on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) in 1999-2000.