How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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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."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Review: How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

Allen Raymond is a highly entertaining guy. Completely unethical, but highly entertaining. How to Rig Win an Election is the story of Raymond's rise and fall in Republican politics as a campaign ... Read full review

Review: How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative

User Review  - Jamie VW - Goodreads

Light on specifics and at its essence, a strange attempt to both save some shred of dignity for the author as well as to sensationalize the political morass in which he worked. Raymond is the former ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
21
Section 4
23
Section 5
31
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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About the author (2008)

Ian Spiegelman was born in Brooklyn in 1974 and raised in Bayside, Queens. A graduate of Queens College and a former staff writer for "New York," he is currently a reporter for the "New York Post"'s Page Six and a contributing editor at "Details." He lives in Forest Hills, Queens.

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