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Greg Stanton & Scott Smith: 2012 Best of the Capitol – Best Elected Officials

Posted on April 18th, by Evan in Video. Comments Off on Greg Stanton & Scott Smith: 2012 Best of the Capitol – Best Elected Officials

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith are the Arizona Capitol Times’ 2012 Best of the Capitol Best Elected Officials, in the Republican and Democratic categories. Watch the opening sequence for their new hit sitcom “Scott & Greg.”



Microtargeting: Election profiteering or political precision?

Posted on January 6th, by Evan in Politics. No Comments

Pete Hanlon likes to save a few bucks when he can. So when the 44-year-old Phoenix resident walks down the dairy aisle, he keeps an eye out for the yellow tags advertising a discount, in return for scanning his plastic grocery discount card.

On one recent trip, he saved $10 on a $90 purchase.

And while Hanlon said he figured the store was keeping track of what he buys, he didn’t realize that — for a hefty price — that sort of detailed consumer data is being leveraged by political campaigns trying to decide whether Hanlon is someone they should target as a persuadable voter or even to hit up for a contribution.

“I remember as a kid hearing that when we grew up we would have bar-codes on our arms that would be scanned before we could buy anything,” Hanlon said. “It … Read More »