Joe Biden really wants to get my opinion.
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.
As per usual, Joe Biden sent out 6 emails over the weekend, 3 on each day.
Unusually, Biden had more questions for me than asks for money. 4 of the 6 emails were trying to get me to answer some sort of survey. He wanted to know where I got my news from, if he should host a virtual campaign rally near me (isn’t the point of a virtual campaign rally that they aren’t located in a specific geographic location?), and wanted to remind me that there were several surveys he had sent me that I had never filled out.
One interesting fact he dropped in a fundraising email, however, was that the RNC and Trump only outraised the DNC and Biden by 2% last month. This just goes to show that the “massive money-making engine” that was the Trump campaign is really only massive in comparison to the DNC efforts being split 28 ways. Once it was consolidated behind a single candidate like the Republicans were, the Democrats are able to match the Republicans in funding.