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October 1, 2014

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Democrats recruit volunteer ‘trackers’ to catch GOP missteps

Apparently tracking high-profile Republican candidates is a little labor intensive.

So, the Democratic National Committee today is launching a crowd-sourcing exercise to try and catch the next “chicken for checkups” or “Macaca” moment that has brought down Republican candidates in the past.

Calling it the “Accountability Project,” Democrats launched a website to collect volunteer video of Republican campaign events.

It’s not a new tactic. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s campaign has diligently tracked his Republican rivals, hitting upon the bartering for health care comments that eventually lead to Sue Lowden’s demise in the primary.

But this is one of the first organized efforts to expand the video collection.

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