Hillary Clinton: “I set up my campaign and we have our own data operation. (Then) I get the (Democratic) nomination, so I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party, and I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party.
Walt Mossberg: What do you mean nothing?
Hillary Clinton: I mean it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency.
Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong.
I had to inject money into it to keep it going. Okay now…
Donald Trump who did nothing about setting up any kind of data operation inherits an RNC data foundation that after the Republicans lost in 2012 and they thought they had a very good operation with the setup that Romney did called ORCA. They thought that was really state of the art. They lose.
So they raised, best estimates, are close to a $100 million dollars.
They brought in their main vendors that basically said we will never be behind the Democrats again and they invested between 2012 and 2016 this $100 million dollars to build this data foundation.
They beta tested it. Somebody was able to determine about 227,000 surveys to double-check… triple-check… quadruple-check the information. So Trump becomes the nominee and he is basically handed this tried and true effective foundation.”