No, they aren't officially campaign activity, but in practical terms, holding the events this close to the election isn't a coincidence.
First up on Wednesday, former Congressman Mickey Edwards and Jackie Salit, president of IndependentVoting.org, will appear together on ASU's Downtown campus. Details:
WHAT: 'Taking the Partisan Out of Politics'
WHEN: Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Cronkite Theater
Arizona State University
Cronkite School of Journalism
555 N. Central Ave.
ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus.
ADMISSION: Free, but seating is limited so please RSVP.