I doubt the drones will even care.
After nearly a year of discussion over the fate of reams of Obama campaign data, officials have decided to transfer some voter information to the Democratic National Committee, but to retain its email list and rent it out to Organizing for Action, party committees and other groups, a source familiar with the matter told POLITICO.
A senior Democratic operative said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, who has retained a level of control over the remnants of that apparatus, began notifying the various party committees on Wednesday and say that Messina and others have “decided to transfer all data to the DNC. We will not put them in a separate corporation.” There had been discussion about housing the data in a new, separate entity, a prospect that has apparently been abandoned.
The operative added, “The DNC will then work directly with the [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] and state parties to make sure they have all access they need to Obama 2012 data.”
The decision comes after months of grumbling from some Democrats and others that the broad array of Obama campaign data wasn’t being made completely available as early as possible. Those concerns were heightened by the fast-approaching 2014 midterms, featuring a string of difficult contests at the state and local levels.