The Nation: A Prince Maker Strikes Again

Garth mixes Machiavelli, McLuhan and Damon Runyon

If three of last week's big election winners—Ed Koch, Brendan Byrne and Carol Bellamy—got together with Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, New York Governor Hugh Carey and Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz, they could form a little association. Its name: the Davey Garth Fan Club. All those potent pols are, or have been, the clients of David Garth, the nation's most sought-after campaign strategist. His record this year: five winners among six clients. Garth's secret? Says the hard-working consultant: "There are ad agency guys more creative than I...

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