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Resource ID: #24783
Subject: Politics
Source: Courant (Hartford, Conn.)
Date: 2/7/2010; 3/10/2010; 3/14/2010; 8/6/2010



Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz exploited an extensive yet recondite database of "36,000 Connecticut citizens" by submitting a FOI request within her office. By using her own staff and a "taxpayer-funded budget," she tracked and documented citizen's "political and personal information" and created the database to boost her aspiration of reaching higher office.

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