One Hell of a Candidate

A Novel of Politics

William F. Gavin

Thomas Dunne Books

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One Hell of a Candidate traces the fate of Republican Congressman T. Claude "Buzzer" LeBrand who hails from the Sixth--an imaginary Southern district that has fallen on hard economic times. Poor Buzzer has barely survived his last election when videotape of him frolicking with bikini-clad bimbos in St. Kitts ends up on the evening news. And just as his political career lacks any sort of pulse, Buzzer has a heart attack in a D.C. Metro station, hits his head on the escalator, and falls into a coma.

As Buzzer's life hangs in the balance, the machinations to fill his seat in Congress begin. A slew of politically hopeless characters emerge in the battle for Buzzer's seat.

Among them are Bobby Diddie Ricky, a handsome black Democrat who is a former pro football star running on the largely inane "Team Concept." "Holy Joe" Wholey who believes the Ten Commandments should be amended into the Constitution. Bo Beaumont, owner/tyrant of Big Bo Stores and Republican kingpin. Susan Weinstein, a Jewish lebsian Marxist down from New York to teach the ignorant people of the Sixth what's best for them. And of course, Buzzer's wife Georgie, who if she can put down the bottle and remember the message, would make one hell of a candidate.

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"One Hell of a Candidate is one heck of a fun read." -Christopher Buckley

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About the Author

William F. Gavin

William F. Gavin is a former speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. For eighteen years he was a senior aide to former House Minority Leader Robert Michel. He lives in McLean, Virginia. This is his first novel.

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One Hell of a Candidate
A Novel of Politics
William F. Gavin

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2003
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312312831
ISBN10: 0312312830
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$24.95

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429974189
ISBN10: 1429974184
336 pages
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