Over the weekend, one old guy took a rest and one old guy kept campaigning.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! 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!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
Joe Biden sent a total of 7 emails over the weekend.
He sent 4 emails on Saturday and his usual 3 on Sunday.
Joe Biden’s main focus over the weekend was fundraising, even though an FEC deadline had just wrapped up. There is never a time on a campaign when fundraising isn’t a priority. However, he did not put much focus on the coronavirus pandemic. His news events were about polls (Biden beats Trump!) and ad buys (Trump is attacking Biden!). He also wanted to let me know what I thought of the campaign so far, after their incredible March, and to let me know about an upcoming virtual town hall with himself and his wife.
Though Biden didn’t directly talk about the coronavirus, he did include the footer to every email saying that if it’s too much right now, I can pause emails for two weeks.
In addition to asking for donations and to attend his virtual town hall, Biden once again encouraged me to donate for the President Biden sticker. He deployed his April survey, which means I’ll probably be getting more of those asks this next week, and, as always, he asked for money.
Despite it feeling like everything is changing, some things really never do change.