Another quiet weekend. We’re down to our final two candidates.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of 2 candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
I signed up to all mailing lists either on May 21 or the day the candidate announced, whichever was later. Using a different email address, I have donated at least $1 to all candidates who have been on a debate stage (I have given additional donations to my preferred candidates through my personal email, but the campaigns have linked the two accounts together and may ask for more as a result).
When showing breakdowns by campaigns, there will usually be 2 numbers. Emails to my non-donor account will be indicated by a darker color/top bar in horizontal bar charts. Emails to my donor account will be indicated by a lighter color/bottom bar.
Unless otherwise specified, all other charts combine the donor and non-donor numbers, as they are roughly 1-for-1, so the percentages and relative differences don’t change much. You can divide the numbers in half to get the rough estimate for what someone not signed up twice would be receiving. The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
If you want specific data on any particular day, feel free to drop a comment!
Joe Biden sent 7 emails in 2 days, while Bernie Sanders only sent a single email each day, for 2 emails total.
Sunday had one email more than Saturday (sent to two accounts), but the days were fairly evenly matched.
Bernie Sanders did not ask me for money at all. At least, not money for himself. He gave me a survey on how best to deal with the coronavirus and thanked me for all the donations–$2 million in total!–that went out to the 5 charities listed in his Friday email. He sent me another 9 charities and asked me to donate $10 split between them on Sunday. While he can skip votes in the Senate on coronavirus-related issues, he can ask me to donate money to help those in need.
There had better be some massive charitable contributions on his next tax return, is all I’m saying.
Joe Biden is the only candidate still trying to raise money for his presidential campaign, which meant he did send some fundraising emails. Even Biden’s fundraising attempts are subdued, though, as he recognizes that everyone is pretty cash-strapped in these tough times. His focus is mainly on the coronavirus as well. However, he is heaping gratitude on his supporters. We literally kept the lights on when everyone thought his campaign was dying, and now he’s the presumptive nominee.
Biden also offered me a card to sign to thank the healthcare and postal workers of America. Thank you, sincerely, everyone who is still considered a critical worker in this time.
In addition to Biden’s gratitude, he scolded McConnell for trying to help corporations before working families, and he told me about all the great ideas he was given through his survey on how to engage with supporters during this time of social distancing. He included a fancy chart too, which I liked, but…
…does the chart really need Biden’s face in the middle?