Like most people, I have more than one email account. One such email account I check infrequently. On that account I receive emails from Lt Governor candidate Pete Snyder. They always address me as “Caroline” and it’s clear they think I live in Prince William county, where I have never lived. I ignored that until recently when I remembered that another campaign had also thought I was Caroline in Prince William. I searched my emails and found it was Victory 2012 that also thought that I was Caroline in Prince William. No other campaigns have addressed me in this way.
It appears that the Snyder campaign is using the Victory mailing list. How did Snyder get it? Did Pete duplicate the list during the year he spent as Victory chair? If so, that was a pretty good deal and a good reason to take the Victory job in preparation for a run as Lt. Governor.
I assume that the Victory email list was owned by the Republican Party of Virginia. Did the RPV give the list to Pete? If so why? Why Pete? Why wasn’t it given to ALL the candidates? Or need I even ask? If Pete simply appropriated the list, well, that seems unlikely since taking that amount of data is a felony. NotLarrySabato recently addressed this very issue.
How did the Victory 2012 email list fall into Pete’s hands? Any guesses?