Primo's campaign manager, whom we love as a friend, came to him with an idea.
CM: This guy wants to sell me a mailing list of 7,000 good, local names. They have good data for Our County. It appears to be better data than we can get from the Party.
CM: It's only $300. We could maybe raise some money for your campaign.
Primo: Are they vetted? Are they opted in? Did you expect my campaign to pay?
CM: No. My firm would buy it. You would reimburse me.
CM: I got the list.
Primo: They are opted in, right? We can use them with Mail Chimp? Because their terms are really clear about this.
CM: I asked the seller. He said not to worry about that - that everyone does it, even if people aren't opted in.
Primo: I don't do it.
CM: But everyone does it.
Primo: I don't.