There were two major topics on Donald Trump’s mind over the weekend: filling the Supreme Court vacancy and the upcoming debates.
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.
Donald Trump sent a whopping 20 emails over the weekend, while Joe Biden sent 7.
With Justice Ginsburg’s passing, the Trump campaign has gone into overdrive. Not only are they chanting “FILL THAT SEAT,” but they’ve added a highlight to their emails…
…sent me a survey…
…and made a shirt.
He is definitely trying to campaign on this Supreme Court vacancy.
But there’s one little problem.
The Democrats are also campaigning on the Supreme Court vacancy.
And they feel a little bit stronger when it comes to giving money for it.
ActBlue has reported over $100 million raised for Democrats, and that’s on top of the official announcement of the two campaigns filing their August fundraising hauls (Trump brought in $61 million in August, while Biden brought in $212 million. Biden now has $60 million more in his cash on hand than Trump does… and none of this includes the fundraising from Justice Ginsburg’s loss.)
And unlike the ghoulish emails sent by the Trump campaign, the Biden campaign is showing their heart…
This wasn’t the only time Biden offered a split donation either.
In three separate emails, Biden stressed the importance of winning the Senate as well as the presidency and asked me to split a donation with the DSCC.
It may be worth mentioning that Trump has never talked about the importance of winning the Senate and pretty much acts like no other Republican exists in his emails, unless they are singing his praises.
Biden’s campaign is flush with cash and he is putting work into his coattails, that is, the train of downballot races that tend to follow the Presidential vote. A candidate with long coattails is good.
A candidate who doesn’t have coattails at all is a liability.