RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 72698594 LA English T1 What a party! : my life among Democrats : presidents, candidates, donors, activists, alligators, and other wild animals A1 McAuliffe, Terry., Kettmann, Steve., PB Thomas Dunne Books PP New York YR 2007 SN 9780312357870 0312357877 9780312377755 0312377754 AB For more than 25 years, Terry McAuliffe has been at the epicenter of American politics. Just out of Catholic University in Washington, he took a position with the Carter-Mondale campaign and quickly became one of their chief fund-raisers. The list of his former mentors, friends, and close associates reads like a who's who of legendary Democrats: Tip O'Neill, Jimmy Carter, Dick Gephardt, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and more. The most successful fund-raiser in political history, Terry established himself as a heavyweight Democratic strategist and leader, pulling the Democratic National Committee out of debt for the first time in its history. Confidant and adviser to President Clinton and countless presidential candidates, mediator among party leaders, chairman of a national convention and presidential inaugural, and a forceful party spokesman--all without losing his reputation as a colorful, fun-loving character liked and respected even by his Republican adversaries.--From publisher description.