Personal Democracy Plus Our premium content network. LEARN MORE You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

Who's Hunting for Huntsman on Freelancer Site?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

Politico's Ben Smith dives into an Iowa political blog's report that someone seems to be both (a) offering $1,500 for someone else to figure out what other sites the owner of JonHuntsman.com owns, by using that site's Google Analytics code and (b) advertising for possibly campaign-esque jobs on oDesk.com, a "remote staffing" job board for freelancers.

Smith reports that Huntsman's PAC says, yep, it was one of their developers posting the Analytics code hunting request -- but that the other jobs ("Email Coding," "Social Media Effort") aren't Huntsman related.

The Iowa blogger isn't convinced, and writes that "if Huntsman’s new media efforts are any indication, he is an amateur who is going to get crushed under the heat and pressure of a presidential campaign."

Smith notes that the owner of JonHuntsman.com is former DNC staffer Mike Link. Seems there's an easy fifteen hundred bucks on the table for him, then.

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Net Effects

Ballooning digital campaign teams; early registration deadlines kept millions of people from voting in 2012; love letters to Obamacare; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Data-Driven

Get to know Clinton's digital team even better; Ted Cruz election announcement-related fundraising offers peak into the coming data-driven campaign arms race; New York City launches online community engagement pilot program called IdeaScale; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Too Much Information

Will Facebook become the Walmart of News?; Hillary Clinton's digital team; how easy it is to get your hands on 4.6 million license plate scans; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Firsts

Political reporters use Yik Yak to pep up stories about Ted Cruz's campaign announcement; The New York Times, Buzzfeed and National Geographic may agree to let Facebook host their news on its servers; Google fiber users to soon get targeted television ads; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Cowed

TedCruz.com for president; Meerkat fever; who does Facebook work for (probably not you); Medium, "the billionaire's typewriter"; and much, much more. GO

More