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Larry Sabato to address NACDS Annual Meeting
January 5th, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that election analyst and University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato will be a keynote speaker at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting.
NACDS said Wednesday that Sabato will offer remarks during the event's business program on Sunday, April 22.
Bringing together decision makers and executives from retail drug stores, suppliers and other health care stakeholders, the Annual Meeting will be held April 21 to 24 in Palm Beach, Fla.
"During this presidential and congressional election year, it is only fitting to have Larry Sabato address the attendees of the NACDS Annual Meeting," NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said in a statement. "Larry's astute election forecasting and political analyses are really second to none. We look forward to hearing his insights and predictions for the upcoming political season."
According to NACDS, the Wall Street Journal has dubbed Sabato as "probably the most quoted college professor in the land," while the Washington, D.C., journal Politico has described him as "the master of the horserace," saying that "his knowledge of the landscape of American politics is unquestioned."
Sabato is the founder and head of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and is the author of more than 20 books and numerous essays on politics. He also spearheads Sabato's Crystal Ball, a website providing detailed and updated analysis for elections nationwide. He has also served on many national and state commissions, including the National Commission for the Renewal of American Democracy and the Senate Campaign Finance Reform Panel, and has appeared on various news programs and is a regular contributor to National Public Radio (NPR).