If you hear from independent groups, tell us about it here or send an email to email@example.com. Which group contacted you? Using what medium? What message? When? Which races? President, Senate, House, governor.
To clarify: We’re tracking outside groups – not candidates or political parties. These groups might be unions, well-known advocacy organizations on the left or right, or entities with vague names like “Americans for a Better America.” For examples, click here to listen to an earlier story about groups operating in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Messages We're Looking For
— Push polling: Phone calls that sound like polls but are meant to spread negative information. If you can record it, we can put it on the air.
— Organized phone banking and automated robo-calls: Again, we'd love to get the audio.
— Print: Direct mail brochures and letters. Newspaper ads. Even the flyer that someone stuck under your windshield. Scan it, e-mail it to us and it can end up on NPR.org.
— Radio ads: A favorite way to hit a target audience without drawing outside attention. Did we say we love audio?
— TV ads: We think we'll have a handle on these. But we like surprises.
These groups are out there. Please help NPR find them.