White House used Minnesota company to email health-care agenda

The White House has confirmed it hired a Minnesota-based company, GovDelivery, to send thousands of emails about the Obama administration’s health-care agenda. The problem: Emails were sent to many people who didn’t request the information.

David Axelrod, a polticial adviser to President Obama, wrote the email to clear up confusion about the health-care plan and to promote a White House website about the plan.

Several other government agencies have hired Govdelivery in the past, including the FBI and IRS.

In this video, Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan talks about the email controversy.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Scott Burns on 08/24/2009 - 09:19 pm.

    “A thoughtful approach to the news” might involve calling the company that you are accusing of committing a crime.

    You can read about the valuable role that GovDelivery and our dedicated employees are proud to play here:


    We have no party affiliation and no partisan agenda. We have not been involved in anyway in any Presidential campaign.

    We are in the business of helping cities, counties, state agencies, and federal agencies reach the citizens they serve on issues ranging from public meetings and snow emergencies to flu prevention and policy proposals.

    -Scott Burns
    CEO, GovDelivery, Inc.

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