Monday was incredibly quiet. Too quiet, really, for a race that’s supposed to have multiple people…
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!
Well, it’s finally happened. A day passed where only one candidate actually sent me emails. Joe Biden sent 4 emails, and no other active candidate bothered to reach out to me.
Half of Biden’s emails asked me for a donation, while one of them had a survey for me to fill out and one had a petition for me to sign.
The petition email was to show my support for Biden’s plan to support and expand Obamacare. Biden’s survey was about what the campaign should be focusing on, while one of his donation emails was pointing out that Joe is like Obamacare: been taking attacks from Republicans and still standing strong. His other donation email was pointing out that campaigning as we know it is changing, and it is still important to donate, though now all of their fundraising goals are from online donations and no longer from live events. However, they also understand that times are difficult right now, and if I can’t donate, I shouldn’t.
And… that was it. That was my inbox for the day.
As of the time of writing this post, I still haven’t received an email from any other active candidate.