Come and Make It

Vincent Harris Quoted in NPR, “Trump’s latest hot property: his campaign database”

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before introducing his newly selected vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, during an event at the Hilton Midtown Hotel, July 16, 2016 in New York City. On Friday, Trump announced on Twitter that he chose Pence to be his running mate. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 16: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before introducing his newly selected vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, during an event at the Hilton Midtown Hotel, July 16, 2016 in New York City. On Friday, Trump announced on Twitter that he chose Pence to be his running mate. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

The Trump campaign has built a huge data operation — social media, fundraising — that could be deployed in any number of ways after the election. It’s a potential gold mine.  Not a hotel, golf course or tower, but something one GOP digital ad maker says is “essentially priceless.” Even if he loses, Trump could use this database to further his political agenda, start a new media company, or he could just rent it out to other Republicans.

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