RNC Hires Facebook Manager

    Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, at podium, and Sharon Day, RNC Co-Chairman National Committeewoman Florida Republicans meet at the Spring Republican National Committee Meeting in Los Angeles Friday, April 12, 2013. With compromises on immigration, guns and potentially taxes and spending in the works, Republicans gathering at a national party meeting are deeply divided over whether leaders in Washington should meet President Obama half way on these matters and more. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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    Republicans are finally embracing the Internet. The Republican National Committee on Tuesday announced it had hired Facebook engineer Andy Barkett as chief technology officer. “Excited to get to work growing digital operation,” RNC chair Reince Priebus tweeted. The RNC in March vowed to close the digital divide with the Democrats, whose technology savvy has been credited with helping the party be victorious in 2008 and 2012. Barkett, according to a profile on the University of California, Davis, website, calls himself a “Renaissance man!” and writes that he is “deeply interested in philosophy, literature, film, and economics.”

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