ABC News Quotes Trevor Potter on Trump 2020 Hiring of Consultants
Brad Parscale, campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election, is confirmed to have helped Data Propria – a company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data) – line up a successful bid on 2018 midterm polling-related work for the RNC. The company has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, and specializes in voter and consumer targeting work similar to Cambridge Analytica’s efforts before its collapse.
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Trevor Potter, a Republican who once headed the Federal Election Commission and now leads the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, said it was unusual for an incumbent president's campaign to direct large amounts of business to outside firms tied to his campaign manager.
Such arrangements are more common for long-shot candidates in need of expertise, he said.
"Top-notch candidates have bargaining power and are less likely to put up with that," Potter said. "It sounds like a very rich opportunity for Mr. Parscale, but that's really the candidate's call."
Mr. Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Trump 2020 Working with Ex-Cambridge Analytica Staffers” by Jeff Horwitz for the Associated Press.