How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative

How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative

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By (author) Allen Raymond, With Ian Spiegelman

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1416552235
  • ISBN 13: 9781416552239
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,175,970

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Fresh out of grad school, Allen Raymond joined the GOP for one reason: rumor had it that there was big money to be made on the Republican side of the aisle. From the earliest days of the Republican Revolution through its culmination in the second Bush White House, Raymond played a key role in helping GOP candidates twist the truth beyond recognition during a decade of crucial and bitterly fought campaigns. His career took him from the nastiest of local elections in New Jersey backwaters through runs for Congress and the Senate and right up to a top management position in a bid for the presidency itself. It also took him to prison. Full of wit and candor, Raymond's account offers an astonishingly frank look at the black art of campaigning and the vagaries of the Republican establishment. Unlike many "architects" of the political scene, the author takes full responsibility for his actions -- even as he never misses a trick. A completely original tale of the disillusioning of a man who enters politics with no illusions, "How to Rig an Election" is a brilliant and hilarious expose of how the contemporary political game is really played.

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"Raymond offers an insider's look at the world of dirty campaigning and hardball politics. [A]n engaging read...the book is hard to put down." -- Nathaniel French, "St. Petersburg Times"