Endorsement for Illinois Governor

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25 Apr, 2017 09:01 PM

Why is the Daily Kos sending emails on behalf of JB Pritzker? Yeah, I'm sure he can afford to support the Kos, but St. Sen. Daniel Biss is a Democrat who is much more in tune with the ethics, experience, and values that Daily Kos readers appreciate.

John Zbesko
Evanston, IL

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 10 May, 2017 07:10 PM

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    Thanks for asking, John. Sorry for the delayed reply.

    When you get an email from us (campaigns AT dailykos DOT com), there may be additional information provided to explain the source of the message, if it's not simply from us.

    For example, in a message sent on April 23, 2017, the sender is identified as "Emily's List via Daily Kos." Then, below the signature of the person who wrote it, this line appears: "Paid for by EMILY's List, [their organizational website] and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee."

    It's not unusual for progressive organizations and campaigns to make arrangements with us to use our list (without having direct access to it, please note). That's not the same as an endorsement, hence the disclaimer language.

    I hope that you will be pleased to know that thanks in part to your inquiry, we'll be adding more text to emails like these to make it even clearer that they're not an endorsement.

    We appreciate your support of the site and your concern about our stance on candidates.

  2. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 10 May, 2017 07:10 PM.

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