I managed to avoid a single email!
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 3 emails on Tuesday, which wasn’t unusual. However, one of those emails was asking me to sign up to be the first to know about his VP pick. As I already signed up for that on my donor account, I did not receive that email to my donor account.
Biden also had a new survey for me to answer: if available, would I be voting by mail in the general election? In addition to that survey, he had a usual donation ask email.
His donation email talked about how important it was that grassroots donors give to his campaign, because over 70% of his campaign donations come from grassroots donations. He also included a story about the first time he ran for office, when he went door to door collecting grassroots donations and thanking everyone profusely. It was a nice story, though I had heard it from him before.