Their latest story concerns the use of confidential personal information in a government database and possible privacy law violations.
The database, part of a cache of documents The Washington Post obtained from former campaign workers, includes residents’ names, addresses and telephone numbers. One of the documents designated “team captains” responsible for reaching out to tenants in specific housing complexes.
It is unclear who assembled the list or how the campaign got it, but two campaign workers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of an ongoing federal investigation, said it was used in the final week before the Democratic primary election to register residents and get voters to the polls.
Listen to Mike DeBonis discuss this story on WTOP Radio earlier today:
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His blog at the WaPo is called District of DeBonis: "More than a city. Not quite a state. Enough for a blog"
Her blog at the WaPo is DC Wire, where her latest post is that 48 percent of African Americans in D.C. think Mayor Gray should step down and that 44 percent think he should stay.