My new piece describes what happened, and what was learned, at two days of the little-covered RootsCamp conference. After every election, progressive activists meet in Washington to finally reveal what was behind their victories. This year was especially revealing, because veterans of the Obama campaign, the DNC, and labor groups were finally able to share the data experiments that targeted and turned out voters. And then they asked the media to be judicious about what they put on the record.
Tim Murphy, the great reporter for Mother Jones, spent his weekend the same way, and talked more to the friendly GOP infiltrator I spotlight in my story.
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