We're with Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics

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HarperCollins, Jan 24, 2012 - Political Science - 208 pages
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In politics, finding the dirt is a multimillion-dollar business.

It’s called opposition research—“oppo” to insiders. Few Americans are aware of its existence, yet oppo has become an integral part of the campaign process, hastening the implosion of countless office-seekers around the country.

For nearly two decades, former journalists Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian have been uncovering the buried truths about political candidates, from presidential appointees all the way down to local school-board hopefuls. We’re with Nobody is the eye-opening account of their life as opposition researchers—a remarkable adventure across the American political landscape and through the often seamy underbelly of U.S. politics. From doing battle with reluctant, sometimes purposefully misleading bureaucrats to arriving in an unmarked police car for a clandestine meeting on the New Jersey waterfront, We’re with Nobody offers readers a revealing slice of national and political life: a close-up look at today’s political process, the fallible men and women we often choose to represent us and the little-understood industry of trying to bring candidates’ weaknesses to light.

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The writing is excellent. - Goodreads
Opposition research seems much the same way. - Goodreads
The other issue I had was the writing. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

A most important topic: what is opposition research in politics? The authors write well enough and they're interesting people. Unfortunately, though, and for legitimate reasons, they don't really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

The book gave a lot of information about being an opposition researcher through anecdotes. They didn't name any names and some places seemed redundant. The writing is excellent. There's no glory to ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

A partner in the political research firm Huffman & Rejebian, Alan Huffman has been a farmer; newspaper reporter; and aide to a Mississippi attorney general and a Mississippi governor. A contributor to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine and other publications, he is the author of Ten Point, Mississippi in Africa and Sultana.

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