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David Mark is editor-in-chief of Politix, published by Topix, the largest local forum site in the U.S. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based site attracts more than ten million visitors per month and is moving aggressively into the political journalism/opinion realm.

Prior to heading up Politix, for six years David was a senior editor at Politico. He also authored “Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning,” which has been widely adopted in political science courses and was featured on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In addition, Mark was the editor-in-chief of Campaigns & Elections which covers the business and trends of politics. Earlier in his career David was a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and the Associated Press.

David is frequent analyst in the media on political and current affairs topics. He speaks often to academic, business, educational and international groups, including in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Fiji, Finland, Israel, Lithuania, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

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Going Dirty

The Art of Negative



"Going Dirty" is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique.


David‘s book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon.


”Going Dirty” has won wide acclaim among popular and academic audiences. Political science professors at Northwestern University, Dartmouth College, Fordham University, Providence College and many more have adopted "Going Dirty“ in course curricula. And “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“ featured the book in an interview with David.


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