randy perkins

Leaked DCCC Memo Offers Window into Committee's Candidate Research
Among the leaked documents was an internal memo on Florida's 18th District

The hack into the DCCC exposed an internal memo on Florida's 18th District, where the committee is backing Democrat Randy Perkins. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A list of House Democrats' phone numbers wasn't the only information made public this weekend from a cyber hack into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee first reported in July.

The leak also included a DCCC internal memo — "a campaign overview" — on Florida's 18th District from April. The document provides a window into the kind of research campaign committees regularly conduct on candidates, their strengths and weaknesses. 

Now a Democrat, Once a Republican?
Primary candidates make hay of donations to opposing parties

Randy Perkins is running in Florida's 18th District Democratic primary, but the businessman has a long history of political contributions to Republicans. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Randy Perkins wasn't even registered as a Democrat until he filed to run for Congress.  

His campaign contributions have favored Republicans over Democrats 2-1.