October 19th, 2012

CNN’s Election Express Hits the Road with Ali Velshi and John Avlon

CNN’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) and John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) hit the road on the CNN Election Express to interview voters in four swing states. The road trip will start in Boca Raton, Florida, the morning after the third presidential debate.


Interviews and analysis will be featured throughout CNN’s television networks and digital platforms.


For the first week of the tour, you can follow the schedule of stops through Florida and North Carolina, on the CNN Election Express’ twitter feed @CNNExpress.



Tuesday, October 23  

Boca Raton, FL

– Velshi and Avalon launch the road trip from the site of the third, and final, presidential debate.


Lakeland, FL

– Lakeland sits in the heart of the I-4 corridor, long known for swing voters.

Mirror Lake

701 East Main Street

Lakeland, FL 33801



Wednesday, October 24  

Lakeland, FL

-Mirror Lake


Winter Park, FL

– The CNN Election Express will park at Central Park in the heart of a shopping and restaurant district.

214 South Park Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789




Thursday, October 25

Orlando, FL

– Eola Park is a popular place for locals to run, walk, eat, date, and just generally meet up in downtown Orlando.

151 East Washington St.

Orlando, FL


Jacksonville Beach, FL

– This beach town in Duvall County is a popular spot with locals, who will be gearing up for the University of Florida – University of Georgia football game happening that weekend in Jacksonville.





Friday, October 26

Winston-Salem, NC

– Winston Square Park is the locals’ gathering space in the central restaurant district downtown.

310 Marshall St N.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101




Saturday, October 27

Winston-Salem, NC

– Winston Square Park

Lexington, VA

– Washington and Lee, the historic University in the mountains of Virginia, is one of the three schools that make Lexington hop.  The CNN Election Express will host a town hall-style event with seniors from Washington and Lee, Virginia Military Institute, and Southern Virginia University.  We’ll ask these seniors who voted for the first time four years ago what they think of their second presidential election?




Sunday, October 28

Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee


Manassas, VA

– An historic and picturesque suburb of Washington, D.C., the CNN Election Express will park in Old Town by the Manassas Railway station.

9417 West Street

Manassas, VA 20110