Political campaigns

Elizabeth Warren's grassroots strategy earns her social media support

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been directly calling her supporters for months, thanking them for donating to her grassroots campaign, and it's turned her into an internet sensation, as "Elizabeth Warren called me!" populates on Twitter, reports Vox.

Why campaigns turn down free cybersecurity

 Illustration of a campaign vote button with an opened padlock shackle on the top.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Cybersecurity outfits are itching to offer political campaigns free or cut-rate products to protect them from being hacked. But the campaigns, spooked by legal and technical concerns, keep turning them down.

Why it matters: Here's an abridged list of campaign-related hacking targets during the last two presidencies: The Obama, McCain and Lindsey Graham campaigns; John Podesta's and Sara Palin's private emails; the Democratic and Republican National Committees; and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Cybersecurity for campaign operations might be a good idea.