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Insider McKenna Caught Again. This Time with Pilfered Notre Dame Alumni Data

Notre Dame Observer 29 January 2010 One Comment

Direct e-mail solicitations on behalf of the McKenna/Murphy candidates began several months ago from a Notre Dame classmate of McKenna. Last fall, I mysteriously received “McKenna for Illinois” solicitations as part of their e-mail list server. To my astonishment, the campaign was using an e-mail address listed only with the Notre Dame Alumni Association … and only temporarily for two weeks while moving.

The campaign began with an innocent “fellow classmate” endorsement announcing that McKenna had become a candidate and noted reasons why classmates should provide support to him. For months now, I have been bombarded with e-mails asking for donations, reporting on McKenna’s plans and surges in the polls. I’ve been wished a “Happy New

Years” (sic) — hopefully referring to both the primary and elections cycles as “years” rather than what I suspect is simply a sloppy misspelling. I also was made aware of newspaper endorsements and was even asked to participate in the Illinois Republican primary’s early voting process a few Mondays ago, although I do not believe that as a Democrat, I can participate in their party’s voting process. But then again, it is Illinois.

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