January 01, 1970 | Time | News
Michael Palmer knows if your house buys more meat than vegetables. He knows if you have an American flag on your porch and a political sign in your yard. He knows what car you own, when you last voted and if you have cats. He is, in essence, the eyes and ears for the network led by industrial billionaires Charles and David Koch
. And he may be the man who decides if Republicans keep their majority in the Senate this November.