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DNC Releases "trustees" List; Can't be Found

The DNC released a list of “trustees,” fundraisers who bring in $250,000 or more for the party and its presidential nominee, and “Patriots,” who raise at least $100,000. The Washington Post has an editorial on it in “Patriot Names” (haha, get it? Like Patriot Games? Okay, lame). Anyways, that editorial isn’t all that interesting, but it’s a good idea to release the list.

The really interesting thing was American Dynamics' digging to actually find the list. He couldn't, and explained his aggravation in "Name That Trustee":

A search directly on the DNC site for "trustee" their name for $250,000 plus donors turns up nothing relevant. Google likewise has failed me. Wonder if perhaps they'd rather the "release" be kept off the internet and inside the beltway...

I tried searching as well, to no avail. So I called the DNC headquarters to determine just where the list was, and was told that it was supposed to be put up yesterday. When asked if it was accesible from the front page and how to find it, I was told to ask the tech department. Multiple calls to the tech department was equally frustrating as it continuously went to voicemail. I tried asking other people, and no one was aware of where the document was on the website.

Maybe it's a fluke, but this could be something bigger.

Patriot Names [Washington Post]
Name That Trustee [American Dynamics]
Search Results [DNC]

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at June 17, 2004 6:06 PM