Elizabeth Drew's book on campaign finance reform has been referred to throughout the Congressional committee investigation of campaign finance abuses. This "bible" of campaign reform not only has been instrumental in issuing subpoenas to people and ...
groups at the hearings, but has single-handedly informed the electorate of the dark and hidden places in our political system. In this provocative account of the real political clash of 1996--the fight for the House of Representatives--Drew introduces us to a set of characters who had a huge impact on our politics and on the outcome of the election. With her access to back rooms and secret meetings she reveals the strategies conservative groups were willing to take to ensure victory in the House, and demonstrates conclusively that the revelations of abuses of the finance laws by the Clinton team cost the Democrats the House.