David Sirota is a campaign strategist, political operative, and writer. Sirota has served as the press secretary for independent representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont and was recently a senior strategist for Brian Schweitzer, Montana’s first Democratic governor in sixteen years. He is a senior editor at In These Times, a regular contributor to the Nation, the blogger for Working Assets, and a twice-weekly guest on the Al Franken Show. The author of the New York Times bestseller Hostile Takeover, Sirota is also cochair of the Progressive Legislative Action Network. He lives in Helena, Montana, with his wife.