Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC

Arlington, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced that best-selling author Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC who appears regularly on MSNBC’s popular political program Morning Joe, will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 19-22 in San Diego.

Known as the consummate “insider’s insider,” Halperin is the creator, executive producer and co-host of Showtime’s political documentary series that followed the 2016 presidential campaigns, The Circus. The Washington Examiner recently called it “the greatest political show on TV.”

Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2014, Halperin served as editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time, covering political elections and government. Halperin turned his behind-the-scenes campaign expertise and analysis into a New York Times best seller on the 2008 presidential election, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. The New York Times said the book leaves readers with “a vivid, visceral sense of the campaign and a keen understanding of the paradoxes and contingencies of history.”

“We look forward to gaining unique insights from Mark Halperin, who has distinguished himself as a political expert with a firm grasp on the unpredictable and fractious political environment that has characterized national politics for the past several years,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “Mark will bring tremendous value to what has become the signature NACDS-PAC event during the NACDS Total Store Expo.”

The bipartisan NACDS-PAC supports congressional candidates who understand and help to advance pro-pharmacy and pro-patient policies. The event is open to NACDS-PAC contributors and invited guests.

The NACDS Total Store website presents complete information about the event.

A photo of Mark Halperin is available to the media.