Days 292 and 293: 3/7/20-3/8/20

With just 3 candidates remaining, the weekend was far from exciting when it comes to emails. Bernie Sanders made sure I knew that my $1 donation was a big deal, so I should give him 14x that to help him win, while Tulsi Gabbard grumbled about how the DNC rules kept cutting her out of the debate, even while they let Mike Bloomberg in (though it could be argued that by letting Mike in, the DNC killed his campaign). Joe Biden, meanwhile, has been grateful that the party is coming home and his donations are surging along with his momentum.

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Days 285 and 286: 2/29/20-3/1/20

We lost 2 candidates over the weekend, though Tom Steyer was considerate enough to end on a Saturday so he doesn’t get looped into another weekly recap. The focus of the emails was definitely on fundraising, with a sprinkling of South Carolina and Super Tuesday on top. Pete Buttigieg had the most varied asks for money, while Bernie Sanders was the only candidate who asked for my vote directly.

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Days 278 and 279: 2/22/20-2/23/20

The weekend held the Nevada Caucus, the first time we had a winner definitely declared the same day the voting was carried out: Bernie Sanders. Delegates are still being awarded, but at the moment, Sanders is leading the new delegate count by over 10, putting him in first place, with Pete Buttigieg in second and Joe Biden moving up to third.

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Days 271 and 272: 2/15/20-2/16/20

The weekend marked one week until the Nevada Caucuses. Early voting has begun, which meant candidates were trying to get me to call into Nevada for them. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wanted me to vote right now, and Amy Klobuchar reminded me that her emails tell a very different story than her public appearances.

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Days 264 and 265: 2/8/20-2/9/20

Over the weekend, knives were out. Joe Biden attacked Pete Buttigieg, who defended himself and criticized Bernie Sanders’ dark money group, who attacked Buttigieg for his billionaire donors, which Elizabeth Warren joined in on getting upset about, while Tulsi Gabbard stabbed at Tom Perez, who isn’t even in the race.

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Days 257 and 258: 2/1/20-2/2/20

This is it. The official start of the 2020 Democratic Primary and Caucus season (though Elizabeth Warren argues differently). The Iowa caucuses begin in an hour, and by this time tomorrow, we should have our first delegates assigned. Final money pushes were all the rage over the weekend, with a few candidates also pushing for final get-out-the-caucus calls. Pete Buttigieg gave me some information on how the caucuses get scored and what we’re looking for.

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