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Vigilant CEO quoted on trends in opposition research

Our CEO Mike Phillips spoke with E & E News last week to give some context and background for a story on opposition research on candidates (and in this case, cabinet appointees).

Mike Phillips, a former research consultant and founder of Vigilant Web, a startup that builds public records research tools, said he was not surprised by the existence or length of the DCCC research book on Zinke.
“Research is becoming more and more comprehensive, and folks are digging deeper into the profiles and experience of candidates that are running for office and hoping to serve,” he said. “Part of that is being facilitated by the development of more expansive technologies and greater access to data on the internet as well as more powerful tools.”

You can read the whole story here.