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Campaign staffers now targeted by oppos, no longer off limits

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On a Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s PAC hired Liz Mair to guide social media and online communications. Within 48 hours, Mair resigned — a victim of past remarks that did not sit well in Iowa, an early primary state. In an age of detailed oppo research and attack politics, Mair provides a cautionary tale for presidential campaigns where targets are no longer candidates themselves, but also staffers. “The danger level has risen,” said Democratic campaign veteran Tad Devine to…

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Forbes staffers asked to help the boss get more Twitter followers

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Forbes magazine is “making a big push for Steve Forbes on Twitter,” says a staff memo, and “it would be great if [employees] could mention Steve’s account and let [their] own followers know he is now tweeting.” He had 1,348 followers at last check.

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