Long Shot by Tyler Bridges & Jeremy Alford (Signed Copy)

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Long Shot by Tyler Bridges & Jeremy Alford (Signed Copy)

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Only in a state whose politics are notoriously wild could a United States senator best known for his involvement in a sex scandal still be considered the odds-on favorite for governor. And only in Louisiana could a small-town lawmaker flip that script—with the help of private investigators, a rogue sheriff, a purple party bus, and an ad blitz questioning the front runner’s choice of “prostitutes over patriots.”

Long Shot is the story of Louisiana’s 2015 race for governor— but the story of John Bel Edwards’ improbable victory over David Vitter holds lessons for candidates and voters in all 50 states. While this inconceivable and sometimes hysterical odyssey unfolds against the unique backdrop of Louisiana’s back roads, bayous, barrooms, and ballrooms, it literally could have happened anywhere in America—but the tale wouldn’t have been nearly as fun to write, or to read.

Tyler Bridges and Jeremy Alford, two veteran political reporters in Louisiana, take readers deep into the inner workings of the Edwards and Vitter campaigns—with colorful detours into the realms of campaign spies, super PACs, zany media consultants, and, yes, hookers and bloggers. To document this unforgettable ride, they interviewed more than 100 of the people who cut the deals, launched the attacks, and even played both sides. Clancy DuBos, one of the state’s foremost political analysts, brought his tremendous knowledge to bear as he edited the book.

Long Shot is a can’t-put-it-down book about the unforgiving terrain of Bayou State politics and the people who are trying to tame it. With never-before-published details on the 2015 race as well as Louisiana’s storied past, this is a must-have addition to any serious political bookshelf. It’s certain to invite comparisons to such classic titles as The Earl of Louisiana and The Last Hayride.

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