June 29th, 2010
10:49 AM ET
12 years ago

DNC looks for another 'macaca' moment

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/29/art.allen.youtube.jpg caption="Former Sen. George Allen was taped in 2006 using a slur at a campaign event. The DNC is launching a new website designed to capture similar moments."]Washington (CNN) – A new website run by the Democratic National Committee designed to aggregate video footage of Republican candidates on the campaign trail is scheduled to make its debut Tuesday.

A part of the DNC's "Accountability Project," the site will be "devoted to citizens uploading content from political events including audio and video – a central resource to hold Republicans accountable," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse in a statement.

Users will be encouraged to upload videos of Republican candidates – for both the 2010 midterm races and the 2012 presidential election – recorded on the campaign trail, as well as campaign literature and mailings.

The site will "increase the number of people out there who with nothing more than a smart phone at hand can hold Republicans accountable for what they say on the campaign trail," Woodhouse said.

The launch will be announced Tuesday in an e-mail to supporters from DNC Research Directory Shauna Daly, who will site the example of former Republican Sen. George Allen's use of a slur caught on tape at a 2006 campaign event as the kind of video being sought.

That incident, and the fallout that followed, contributed to the election of Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.

Filed under: 2010 • DNC
soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Marty, FL

    Good to see the DNC leading the initiative. In this day and age of communication, better accountability should be used for all politicians.

    June 29, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. Laura, Massachusetts

    Be careful dems...what goes around comes around...it seems dems have had a few of their own 'macaca' moments.

    The RNC can/should and probably will run matching ads...

    June 29, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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