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Political Couple Carville-Matalin to Offer Election-Year Perspectives at NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Aug. 30, 2016 –  The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that political veterans James Carville and Mary Matalin will provide an enlightening and entertaining look at the 2016 election-year landscape at the Second-Day Opening Session of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Held in Orlando, FL, NBAA-BACE begins on Nov. 1, and concludes on Nov. 3. Topics addressed in the remarks from Carville and Matalin will range from the race for the White House to today’s most important political issues, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics.

”This has been an extraordinary year in American politics,” noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We look forward to having James Carville and Mary Matalin at our convention, and hearing their insights and predictions, just a week ahead of Election Day.”

Carville and Matalin have long been key players in American politics, each with more than 30 years’ experience, up to and including service at the presidential level. When they met, Carville was President Bill Clinton’s campaign manager, and Matalin was President George H.W. Bush’s campaign manager, in 1992. As husband and wife, they have retained their separate political affiliations, and from their individual perspectives, each shares a candid and provocative analysis of the political landscape from both sides of the aisle.

Known as the “Ragin’ Cajun,” Louisiana-born Carville has guided politicians into state and federal offices since 1986. In recent years, he has been working in the international political arena, while keeping an eye on domestic politics. A celebrated conservative voice, Matalin started her political participation after graduating from Western Illinois University in 1980. After working in state campaigns, the “Reagan Revolution” brought her to Washington, DC, where the Republican National Committee quickly hired her.

In their distinct voices, Carville and Matalin also look at how they – and America – have changed in the past two decades. Both possess sharp wits and political viewpoints, which are often provided – together and separately – on Sunday morning public-affairs television programs.

NBAA-BACE is business aviation’s most important annual event, where participants have an unequaled opportunity to view the latest business aircraft, products, technology, and services the industry offers. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, the event also offers a premier networking venue and dozens of education sessions.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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