‘Elephant Wars’ Added to Democracy in Action’s Post-Election Books

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Eric Appleman of George Washington University says 'Elephant Wars' is a "valuable addition to the literature on the 2004 campaign."

“Elephant Wars: Why Fight the Democrats When We Have Each Other?” has been added to the list of valuable 2004 post election books featured on Democracy in Action’s Web site.

Democracy in Action’s Eric Appleman of George Washington University reviewed “Elephant Wars” and wrote, “Gary Abernathy has produced a valuable addition to the literature on the 2004 campaign. Abernathy describes how the small, under-funded state GOP was able to make significant gains in the past several years in overwhelmingly Democratic West Virginia.”

Democracy in Action is an award-winning, independent website providing

information and perspective on presidential campaigns. Its complete list of 2004 post election books can be found at http://www.gwu.edu/%7Eaction/2004/bookpagepost.html.

“Elephant Wars” is an insider account of the 2004 election in West Virginia, written by Gary Abernathy, former executive director of the West Virginia Republican Party. The book details the controversy over the gubernatorial candidacy of the state GOP chairman's brother, and the battles with the Republican National Committee and Bush campaign over message and tactics.

Abernathy served as executive director of the West Virginia Republican Party from 2001-2004. During those years, the GOP picked up 15 seats in the State Legislature, elected the first Republican Secretary of State and Supreme Court Justice in decades, reelected Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito twice, helped carry the state for President Bush by a 13-point margin, and increased Republican voter rolls at a greater rate than the Democrats.

Gary Abernathy, published by iUniverse, was a reporter, columnist and editor for various newspapers in Ohio, then served as deputy district director for former Ohio Congressman Frank Cremeans. Prior to joining the West Virginia GOP, he served as communications director of the Ohio Republican Party from 1998-2001. A father of four, Gary and his wife, Lora, reside in Dayton, Ohio, where Gary works for the Montgomery County Commission.

“Elephant Wars” is available now at http://www.getelephantwars.com, as well as through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Booksamillion.com, and most other popular online booksellers.

Suggested retail price of "Elephant Wars" (ISBN 0-595-35887-X) is $14.95.

Elephant Wars

Gary Abernathy

ISBN: 0-595-35887-X

June 2005

144 pages

$14.95

http://www.getelephantwars.com, http://www.amazon.com
iUniverse, Inc.

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