“[Howard] Dean recently signed on for an ambitious new project for Democrats: a data exchange aimed at enabling the party to amass the kind of voter intelligence that he said the Republicans have been using to their advantage for years…

The [Democratic] data exchange, a for-profit entity that will be located, legally speaking, outside the DNC to comply with campaign finance laws, will allow organizations to share their voter lists and details. It’s modeled after the GOP’s Data Trust, an organization that Dean said has enabled the Republicans to leverage data much more skillfully than their Democrat peers.”