Clinton campaign hands over 10 million contacts to DNC: report

Clinton campaign hands over 10 million contacts to DNC: report
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLate night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 10 steps toward better presidential debating Continuity is (mostly) on the menu for government contracting in the next administration MORE’s presidential campaign provided an email list with more than 10 million names to the Democratic National Committee in order to help its efforts in the upcoming midterm elections, as well as the next presidential race, according to a Sunday Huffington Post report.

The DNC announced on Sunday the contribution, which is reportedly the equivalent of $3.5 million worth of data, according to the Federal Election Commission.

The Huffington Post reports that the 10 million new voter contacts will provide a major boost to DNC outreach.


“This information will help candidates up and down the ballot engage with voters and win seats from the school board to the Senate,” Xochitl Hinojosa, communications director for the DNC, told the news site. “We’re seeing momentum and energy across the country, and this investment will help us harness the energy and turn it into votes.”

Clinton promised on the campaign trail to help rebuild Democratic Party infrastructure if elected, which largely fell to the wayside during the Obama administration.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJacobin Editor-at-Large: Valerie Jarrett's support for Citigroup executive's mayoral campaign 'microcosm' of Democrats' relationship with Wall Street Obama to stump for Biden in Philadelphia On India, the US must think bigger MORE used his own outside group, Organizing for Action (OFA), to fulfill the DNC’s traditional role. While Obama’s presidential win in 2008 also led to more Democratic seats, some party officials worried that the local races would be a lower priority than those Obama chose to support. And to the DNC’s chagrin, the OFA did not provide the committee with its complete email list until 2015, well into his second term.

Clinton’s contribution will help the Democratic infrastructure target progressive voters in the 2018 midterm elections. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (I-Vt.), who also ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has not yet turned over his campaign’s email list, which is believed to include millions of people who do not identify with the Democratic Party. 

But the Vermont senator’s team reportedly fears that the contacts on the list could be misused by the DNC or that it would irk the contacts who supported Sanders but not necessarily the party ticket he ran on.