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Democrats are getting serious about data

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The Democratic National Committee held its first-ever data bootcamp on Thursday — one of the first steps in the Party's massive effort to leverage tech and data to do things like reach unregistered minority voters and rethink their voter files data management

Why it matters: Data skills are becoming the lifeblood of modern campaigns and, after getting crushed 2016, Democrats are hoping an overhaul of their tech operations will prevent that from happening again in 2018 and beyond.