In Data We Trust

The announcement on May 1 by the Republican National Committee that it had awarded of a multi-million dollar contract for data management and collection services to Liberty Works, a firm run by Richard Boyce, an associate of Karl Rove, has driven a new wedge between establishment and conservative forces battling for control of the party. …

Rove and Reince Priebus, the chairman of the R.N.C., have angered the right wing of the Republican Party, which sees them as focused on marginalizing the Tea Party movement. [cont.]

Tom Edsall (Columbia U.), New York Times