Democratic Operatives Will Track GOP If It Decides On Las Vegas Convention

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March 7, 2014 10:37 a.m.

Democratic operatives will track attendees at the Republican National Convention in 2016 if the GOP decides on Las Vegas, Nev. as the host city, Politico’s Mike Allen reported Friday.

American Bridge, the Democratic tracking and opposition research organization that cut its teeth in the 2012 election, will “scatter trackers with video cameras from one end of the Strip to the other” in hopes of catching delegates and convention goers partying it up in Sin City.

“American Bridge’s efforts … would be looking to capture everything from the late night carousing of politicians to simply filming candidates who claim to be the bastion of family values entering and exiting bars and casinos,” a source told Allen.

The organization promised to post any incriminating evidence on a new website, www.sincitygop.com, saying that “What happens in Vegas… will go right here.”

Seven other cities are bidding to host the party’s national convention in 2016, including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, and Phoenix.

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