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Mark Halperin to keynote Sayfie Review Summit

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This year’s Sayfie Review’s Florida Leaders Summit will feature Bloomberg Politics analyst and author of 2010’s best-selling Game Change Mark Halperin, the publication announced Monday.

Halperin, a longtime political reporter for Time, ABC News and MSNBC who sits on the board New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, will bring his insider’s perspective to a 2016 Sayfie forum likely well-stocked with fellow insiders.

The invite-only summit is set for November 16-17 in Orlando. Heavy statehouse players like MosaicDuke Energy and HCA will be — along with Google –– among the major institutions sponsoring the event, modeled after the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland where pols, analysts and interested parties cross-pollinate and seek to refine their agendas.

The Economist in a review of Halperin’s follow-up to Game Change, called Double Down — said the book “cements the status of the authors as unrivaled chroniclers of campaign politics.”

Sayfie Review has also announced a list of 11 “Thought Leadership Partners” for the political forum, including public policy think tanks and research institutions like the Bob Graham Center for Public ServiceFlorida TaxWatch and Foundation for Florida’s Future.

The Sayfie summit, reads an announcement Monday, aims to “bring together Florida’s top business, government, news media, nonprofit and academic leaders to create a Florida agenda for all presidential candidates around the following issues:  Jobs/economy, transportation, health care, education, water, energy, insurance and tourism.”

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at [email protected]

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