TITLE

Swimming with Sharks

AUTHOR(S)
Foer, Franklin
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;10/3/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 14, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that Republicans learn negative campaign tactics by practicing on one another in the race for College Republican National Committee chair. Description of the race between Paul Gourley and Michael Davidson; Claim that the campaign is filled with importuning, backstabbing, and horsetrading; Report that the College Republicans is a group legally allowed to spend an infinite amount of its own money on campaigns; Report that Davidson spent an estimated $200,000 in campaign funds, raised off rich people who generally fund senators and presidential candidates; Role of high-profile Republicans in the College Republicans organization, including College Republican veterans Karl Rove, Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist; Report that powerful Republicans will urge delegates to vote for certain chairman candidates; Description of Davidson's fund raising abilities; Reference to the book "Bush's Brain," by James Moore and Wayne Slater; Scandal involving the College Republicans and direct-mail firm Response Dynamics Incorporated; Comparison of the College Republicans to the College Democrats.
ACCESSION #
18380940

 

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