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Author Marks, Stephen, 1957-

Title Confessions of a political hitman : my secret life of scandal, corruption, hypocrisy and dirty attacks that decide who gets elected (and who doesn't) / Stephen Marks.

Imprint Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    324.7 MAR    Available
Description xvi, 389 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents The beginning of the end : Jack Abramoff, John Kerry, and Al Gore -- A political junkie is born -- Clinton shock -- The birth of oppo man and the Republican revolution -- Perks of the job -- Bush versus Chiles : the 1994 Florida gubernatorial race -- Gunning for Gephardt -- The Buchanan presidential campaigns : the worst sides of American politics -- Proof that negative campaigning leads to electoral victory -- Jesse Helms versus Harvey Gantt -- John Kerry versus Bill Weld -- Dirty tricks : the rise and fall of Georgia senator Max Cleland -- Dole versus Clinton -- Corporate hitman : digging dirt for corporations -- Action in Texas -- Sex, lies, and Republican hypocrisy : the downfall of the GOP, 1994-2006 -- Only in Louisiana : cynical politics at its worst -- Only in New Jersey : two sitting governors resign in disgrace -- Cockfighting and imploding candidates : action in Kansas and Oklahoma -- Oppo men vs. oppo men : blindsided in New Hampshire -- The unpredictable nature of opposition research and negative campaigning -- Tom Delay, Ronnie Earle, and oppo man -- Only in Ohio: good state gone bad? -- The Bush brothers (W. and Jeb) versus Katherine Harris in Florida -- Mark Foley, pedophilia, and sex crimes -- Don Goldwater for governor in Arizona -- Symmetry and irony.
Subject Marks, Stephen, 1957-
Political consultants -- United States.
Political candidates -- Research -- United States.
Political campaigns -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- History.
Elections -- United States -- History.
Scandals -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009-
ISBN 9781402208546 (hardcover)
1402208545 (hardcover)

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