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Alan Grayson Vows a Return

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 12 2011

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who came to office in 2008 with the support of the online left and whose term was an experiment in the ability of the Internet to keep a candidate viable who does not quite toe the party ... Read More

Craig Newmark Campaigns for Military Families

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 28 2011

Today, Craig Newmark of craigslist announced in a blog post that he will be using his new craigconnects initiative to bolster the work of folks who are supporting veterans and military families. Announced in March, ... Read More

Fighting Harassment by Mapping People Who Help the Harassed

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 24 2011

Hollaback!'s map of New York City. Each pink dot denotes a spot where someone reported that a woman was harassed in public. Hollaback!, the web-based organization trying to end catcalling and other street harassment of ... Read More

Spotted: A Glenn Beck/FreedomWorks Moneybomb

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 23 2011

FreedomWorks is out with a moneybomb today to raise $100,000 for an "on-the-ground network needed to defeat the Left's massive political machine." Source: FreedomWorks One subject line for the email: "Help Glenn Beck and ... Read More

Online Consultant Says 'Web Guys' Need to Put Fundraising First

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 23 2011

Justin Hart, who was California U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore's new media director, says online consultants should focus on fundraising to stay relevant to their campaigns: Make it about fundraising; pay your own ... Read More

Massachusetts State Rep Offers a Social Deal ... On His Fund-Raiser

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 22 2011

Massachusetts State Rep. Dan Winslow is seeking state approval for a scheme to offer a Groupon deal on a campaign fund-raiser: Winslow’s groundbreaking idea would allow supporters a chance to attend the $100 per ... Read More

But Will Gov. Brewer Interrupt Speeches for a Pledge Drive?

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 11 2011

A catchphrase among online political consultants is that the Internet is more than an ATM machine, but deposits and withdrawals seem to be good enough for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and other lawmakers in her state. ... Read More

Drudge-raising

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 22 2010

Taegan Goddard picks up on an internal memo from the Senate campaign of Rep. Mark Kirk, Republican from Illinois, that indicates that the total haul from an online Kirk ad on the Drudge Report was, at the time of the ... Read More

"The Establishment is Dead; Long Live the Establishment!"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 21 2010

David Paul Kuhn has a somewhat hyperbolic post up on Real Clear Politics today that is well worth reading. Titled "R.I.P. Political Establishment," the post argues that the rise of the Tea Party movement--epitomized by ... Read More

I Love the Smell of Email in the Morning

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 26 2010

Is there some line in the Democratic online operative handbook that says that the very best time to send an email blast asking for money is 11:30am? Read More