Obama Campaign Gives Database of Supporter Info to Advocacy Group
New group will "unleash army of door knockers"
President Obama's campaign team has handed over its massive computer database, containing the personal data of millions of American voters, to a new advocacy group. The group, Organizing For Action (OFA), was recently created by the president’s top political aides to advance the White House agenda on issues ranging from gun control to immigration reform. The information received will be used to unleash an “army of the door knockers” to back the president’s legislative agenda, as well as raise money for “issue ads," according to Katie Hogan, a former Obama campaign aide who is now serving as spokeswoman for OFA. But some call the group's creation controversial. “It’s extremely worrisome,” said Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, noting that Obama campaign supporters likely don't know that their personal data is now being used for purposes beyond the election. (NBC)