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Why Bitcoin Will Remain A Bit Player in Politics

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, November 11 2013

FEC memo says Bitcoin ok for political campaigns but shouldn't be treated as cash (Flickr/antanacoins)

U.S. political campaigns will likely be allowed to accept Bitcoin donations later this month, but don’t expect the development to spur a revolution in digital donations anytime soon. Sarah Lai Stirland reports that for all the buzz, candidates and organizations are finding that Bitcoins aren't easy to use and may be more trouble than they're worth. Read More

CMDI: A Personal Democracy Plus "Quick Look"

BY Sam Roudman | Friday, September 21 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Payment processor CMDI has grown from a caging operation for Republican campaigns into an Internet-enabled fundraising platform. Here's a look at what the big-time payment processor has to offer, including how it's hoping to reach out to campaigns down the ballot. Read More

CMDI Launches Mobile Fundraising Tool

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, June 14 2012

CMDI, the company that makes the most widely used campaign finance management and reporting tool for Republicans, launched a mobile version of its product Thursday. Read More

Newt Gingrich Still Owes People Who Helped Him Raise His Money

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 2 2012

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Newt Gingrich ended the month of April with $4.3 million in outstanding debt — some of it, ironically, to the company that likely helped him raise a good chunk of his campaign haul. Gingrich owed over $134,000 to CMDI, filings show, a company that among other things has a hefty chunk of market share in online payment processing and compliance software for high-level Republican campaigns. Those weren't his only tech-related debts. Read More

Fundly's Erik Nilsson Joins CMDI

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, January 18 2012

Erik Nilsson, Fundly's founder and president, has left the company he started to join CMDI as a vice president. Read More