2016 ELECTION/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One year after helping President Donald Trump win the election and earning more than $15 million from a dozen political candidates and committees, the data firm Cambridge Analytica doesn’t have any U.S. political clients, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records.
Research firms that work with winning campaigns usually benefit from their victory and the higher profile it brings. President Barack Obama’s data-centric 2008 presidential run spawned numerous digital firms that are still major political vendors.
Yet Cambridge Analytica’s reputation is facing challenges on several fronts. The company has come under scrutiny in congressional investigators’ probe of whether Trump associates colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, according to three people familiar with the firm’s business. The data firm is also grappling with staff upheaval and complaints from clients that it fell short in delivering services it promised, according to several previous clients…
A Cambridge Analytica spokesman defended the firm’s work in a statement.”
-Julie Bykowicz and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Data Firm Employed by Trump Campaign Sees Star Wane,” The Wall Street Journal online, Nov. 14, 2017 05:33am