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Reporter Notebook: Uncovering Colorado's connections to Cambridge Analytica scandal

Posted at 4:00 PM, Mar 25, 2018

DENVER -- Colorado political nonprofit Centennial Coalition paid data-analysis firm Cambridge Analytica $16,500 for “website development and consulting” around the time of the 2014 election, according to tax records obtained by Denver7. 

Read: Blair Miller’s full story on TheDenverChannel.com

“This kind of goes to show what our political money spending campaign finance system has become that we have these companies paying money to other companies, giving grant money to other companies that then use this stuff,” Blair Miller of TheDenverchannel.com told Anne Trujillo on this week’s Politics Unplugged. “Really all of these were tied back to the Senate majority fund to get Republicans back in control of the senate in 2014.”

Cambridge Analytica is currently under scrutiny for allegedly mining the data of more than 50 million Facebook users while employed by the Donald Trump presidential campaign. 

Centennial Coalition is also tied to Concerned Citizens for Colorado, which Denver7 and The Denver Post reported Tuesday also used Cambridge Anayltica in 2014 to try to get Republicans back in the majority in the state Senate. 

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