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The Breitbart Media Group is financially backed and funded by Hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer. Mercer was/is the originating financial backer for the Ted Cruz “Keep the Promise” (KtP 1, KtP2 and KtP3) Super-PACs. Mercer is also the financial backing behind Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica is the receiver of the contact information provided to Breitbart when you participate in their on-line Presidential Poll.
In essence, when you participate the Breitbart poll, you are sending your personal information into a data-base controlled by the proprietary interests of Robert Mercer, Cambridge Analytica. The Ted Cruz campaign then uses the data collected to fund-raise on behalf of the Campaign.
Perhaps I’m the last person to discover that Breitbart is essentially a political operation of the Cruz campaign – but this is akin to realizing the Clinton Global Initiative is the financial underwriter for the New York Times.
It would appear the entire reason for Breitbart.Com to put their Presidential Preference Poll together was to gather information on visitors for later distribution to the Ted Cruz campaign, with the expressed intention of micro-targeting those participating visitors…
Knowing all of this, it certainly makes sense now why so many people have noted that Breitbart goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid any critical mentions of their candidate, Ted Cruz.
After all, this unique and unconventional relationship means Breitbart Media has a vested financial interest in Ted Cruz’s candidacy, and a profound conflict of interest for any political editorial surrounding the ongoing 2016 Presidential Primary.
Cambridge Analytica (CA) is a privately held company that combines data mining and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process. It was created in 2013 as an offshoot of its British parent company SCL Group to participate in American politics. In 2014, CA was involved in 44 U.S. political races. The company is heavily funded by the family of Robert Mercer, an American hedge-fund billionaire. In 2015 it became known as the data analysis company working initially for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. In 2016, after Cruz's campaign had faltered, Cambridge Analytica started to work for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Big data revolutionized the way organizations identify and locate their best prospects. But data alone isn’t enough.
At Cambridge Analytica we use data modeling and psychographic profiling to grow audiences, identify key influencers, and connect with people in ways that move them to action. Our unique data sets and unparalleled modeling techniques help organizations across America build better relationships with their target audience across all media platforms.
Barry Bennett, Trump’s senior adviser, called the super PACs' growing involvement in delegate fights “a perversion of the process.”
“For them to spend millions of soft dollars to try to affect the outcome is exactly the shenanigans voters don’t want to see,” Bennett told USA TODAY.
“Seventy-five to 80% of the Republican electorate is not with the establishment. They really risk angering the vast majority of the party. We are not going to be quiet about it.
For all his prowess at appealing to Republican voters, Donald Trump has struggled mightily to win over rich Republican donors. After savaging major party funders as corrupt insiders during the primaries, Trump is finding them reluctant to open their wallets. With Trump’s campaign reeling and nearly broke — new filings show it has less than $1.3 million cash on hand— outside allies are stepping in.
Robert Mercer, the GOP mega-donor and co-founder of Renaissance Technologies hedge fund who once backed Texas Senator Ted Cruz, is launching a super-PAC with a novel twist to get establishment-minded donors off the sidelines. The new project will informally be dubbed the “Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC” and, despite its Trumpian name, will focus solely on attacking Clinton, not boosting Trump. The idea is that conservative donors reluctant to support Trump can still donate in good conscience to a super-PAC that only attacks Clinton. “It’s a way to participate without [directly] supporting Trump,” says a source involved in the super-PAC’s creation.
In an extraordinary public rebuke, two influential donors who were among the biggest supporters of Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign excoriated Mr. Cruz on Saturday for his decision not to endorse Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention.
The remarks from Robert Mercer of Long Island and his daughter Rebekah Mercer suggest widening fallout over Mr. Cruz’s convention speech, in which he did not endorse his former rival and, instead, suggested that Republicans should “vote your conscience” for candidates “up and down the ticket.”
“Last summer and again this year, Senator Ted Cruz pledged to support the candidacy of the nominee of the Republican Party, whomever that nominee might be,” the Mercers, who rarely comment in the news media, said in the statement to The New York Times. “We are profoundly disappointed that on Wednesday night he chose to disregard this pledge.”
In fact, the Trump campaign last year rejected a pitch from Cambridge Analytica because it believed that the company charges too much for what it provides, according to two operatives who worked with the campaign.
Yet the firm’s services, which are based on nontraditional “psychographic” voter analyses, remained intriguing to the Trump campaign’s newly named digital director Brad Parscale, campaign sources said.
Parscale’s Web design firm, Giles-Parscale, is based in San Antonio, and he spearheaded last week’s meeting in the city, which was also attended by the campaign’s lead data engineer, Witold Chrabaszcz, as well as RNC data director Jesse Kamzol and Cambridge Analytica executive Matt Oczkowski, according to operatives familiar with it.
Parscale — who has worked for years with the Trumps building websites for their real estate enterprises and is close to the family — wanted to sign a deal with Cambridge, but campaign chairman Paul Manafort did not, according to a strategist who is close to the campaign.
“Brad was cheerleading for Cambridge Analytica,” said the strategist. “But Manafort was totally unimpressed and was opposed to it.”
Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica, which is connected to a British firm called SCL Group, comes with its own political clout on the American right. It is owned at least in part by the wealthy hedge fund manager Robert Mercer, who has been courted by Trump’s team and who previously donated $13 million to a super PAC supporting the campaign of Trump’s ousted rival Ted Cruz. According to FEC filings, the PAC supporting Cruz had paid Cambridge Analytica $1.2 million for various services before last week, when Mercer’s allies reconfigured it to oppose Clinton. They filed paperwork with the FEC to change its name to Make America Number 1, though it’s colloquially known as the “Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC.”
Veteran conservative operative David Bossie, the longtime Clinton antagonist who is running Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC, called the Mercer family “big financial supporters,” but said the group hadn't decided whether to use Cambridge Analytica.
A Mercer spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
In GOP finance circles, hiring Cambridge Analytica is widely seen as a way to increase the likelihood of winning support from the Mercers.
Mercer is also a top investor in the Breitbart News Network. According to the Post, Mercer’s daughter Rebekah nudged Trump to bring in Stephen Bannon, Breitbart’s executive chairman, to run his campaign.
Donald Trump plans to use a British company that was part of the Brexit campaign topinpoint 20 million “persuadable” voters in key battleground states and bombard them with psychologically targeted messages.
The tycoon has presented himself as a presidential candidate who goes on his gut, with little time for expensive experts. However, it has emerged that his campaign paid $250,000 to Cambridge Analytica as the race for the White House tightened last month.
Members in attendance:
– The campaign is taking a new approach and reconfiguring DT persona.
– Tim is planning an event for Latinos for trump, the target date it’s September 20th followed by a charity event on September 21th, the plan is to be televised and show the Latino support in national media, we would need at least 1000 people to make this happen, and in order to Donald Trump to actually attend.
– Tim requested a few Spanish speakers that will be trained to appear in Univision and Telemundo to be advocates for the Latinos message, the volunteers were: Irma, Regina, Maddie and Myself.
– Tim is working to find a wording we all can use to pass our message and that will be approved by the campaign.
At the beginning of May, Ted Cruz officially suspended his campaign.
Since the debate, whenever we spat (and were married 35 years so spatting is on the menu daily.) I look at him and whisper. "You the puppet" or "no puppet np puppet " and the spats over while he doubles over again mumbling no puppet no puppet...