Ben Self, a co-founder of Lexington's West Sixth Brewery, was elected chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party in November. He and three MIT classmates pioneered the use of the Internet for political fundraising and social networking, most successfully for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.
Ben Self, a co-founder of Lexington's West Sixth Brewery, was elected chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party in November. He and three MIT classmates pioneered the use of the Internet for political fundraising and social networking, most successfully for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008. File
Ben Self, a co-founder of Lexington's West Sixth Brewery, was elected chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party in November. He and three MIT classmates pioneered the use of the Internet for political fundraising and social networking, most successfully for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008. File

His online work helped elect Obama. Can he rebuild Kentucky’s Democratic Party?

February 16, 2018 10:27 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.