After all that talking about non-fundraising stuff on Tuesday, Joe Biden had to refresh his emails.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of 1 candidate for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but I’ve been on 28 mailing lists! 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 4 emails on Thursday.
Most of Biden’s emails were one-for-one, but he did send a different email about the upcoming Obama/Biden fundraiser. To my donor account, which had already signed up for and RSVPed to the event, he sent a reminder about the contest he was running: donate again, and I (and a guest) would win a personal call with Biden! For the non-donor version, there was no mention of the contest. This indicates to me that the contest is meant to encourage additional donations and not to drive up donor numbers.
Biden also sent an email to talk about the bombshells in John Bolton’s new book, and how he had called on Trump’s behavior with China interfering in our election all the way back in October.
What Biden did not talk about was the surprise revelation from the U.S. Supreme Court that Trump’s attempts to attack the Dreamers in the country was unconstitutional. Biden didn’t mention immigrants at all in Thursday’s emails.
Instead, Biden asked me for my opinion on how he can best beat Trump.
You can beat Trump best by ignoring him, Biden. Stop playing into his games and start playing your own.