Week 35: January 12-January 18, 2020

I was expecting a massive surge with the debate this week, but it didn’t really manifest. I was not expecting Cory Booker to drop out just before the debate. Nor was I expecting Pete Buttigieg to finally name-drop another candidate.

I think the days of big peaks may be behind us. We’ll see what February 2/3 looks like
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Week 34: January 5-January 11, 2020

We lost another candidate this week, with Marianne Williamson deciding that she had elevated the conversation as much as she could, and now it was time to step back and not take oxygen from the remaining progressive campaigns. The debate threshold closed with six candidates on the stage, and Elizabeth Warren is making phone calls again.

I suspect we’re building toward a massive peak.
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Week 33: December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020

New week, new year! 2020 brought a sharp drop in the number of emails after nearly a new high, but it also brought the loss of Julian Castro and Marianne Williamson’s campaign staff. Bernie Sanders brought the first negative email hit of the year, and possibly of the entire race, and Pete Buttigieg is almost 38.

I’ve added Xs where candidates dropped out. The square is where I started donating.
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Week 31: December 15-21

We had a debate this week, but the spike in the total volume chart is not nearly as extreme as it usually is. Fewer candidates are qualifying, and fewer candidates are hanging in the race. I think… I hesitate to say this in something that can be held against me… but I think the worst days of my inbox volume are behind me…

The spikes are growing shorter: fewer candidates means fewer emails.
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Week 27: November 17-23

Yes, Michael Bloomberg announced his candidacy on Sunday, and yes, he’s starting to show up on my charts today, but I won’t actually officially count him until tomorrow’s post.

Rest assured, I am very unhappy with these rich old guys thinking they can come in here and mess up my charts.

ANYWAY, this past week brought a lot of emails with the fifth Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia, and the end of the month fast approaching. Though there was a spike, it wasn’t as high as it had been in the past. Regardless, Julian Castro was determined to single-handedly change the conversation.

I can’t decide if I prefer debates and ends of months overlapping or not.
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Week 26: November 10-16

This past week had a mid-month fundraising deadline and a new candidate entering the race. Tulsi Gabbard made Veterans Day an issue to be better than someone else over, Pete Buttigieg stopped letting us say “no” in his surveys, and John Delaney can’t figure out why he’s floundering.

In addition, I did a side-by-side comparison of Elizabeth Warren’s Transition to Medicare for All plan and Pete Buttigieg’s Medicare for All Who Want It plan on my Twitter account. Read it here!

And here we go, another debate approaching!
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