Obama’s e-mail list finds home with DNC
Many have speculated on how the Obama administration would leverage its massive e-mail list - some 13 million, NPR says - of supporters and donors. It seems, for now, that valuable contact information will be placed under a new group called Organizing for America, which will work in partnership with the DNC.
A story by The New York Times today, says the organizers “envision an army of supporters talking, sending e-mail and texting to friends and neighbors as they try to mold public opinion.”
Campaign manager for Obama’s presidential bid, David Plouffe, announced on Friday that Mitch Stewart, who is the former Indiana and Virginia state director for the Obama campaign, will lead the new group.
The new effort is getting some criticism for its partisan roots.