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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Week 25: November 3-9

It hit me today: there are no political emails in my inbox I look forward to reading anymore. I used to like Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, and Jay Inslee, but the latter two have dropped and Buttigieg’s emails are no longer an infrequent treat. Cory Booker will occasionally surprise me with a good one, but not nearly frequently enough for me to anticipate it. Sometimes Joe Sestak can make me laugh.

I never want to open a Julian Castro or Bernie Sanders email, and Elizabeth Warren’s are only ever enjoyable when she has new merch designs.

Don’t be fooled by the drop. It’s about to ramp back up for the debate.
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Week 24: October 27-November 2

The end of the month is always a busy week for campaign emails, and the end of October was no different. Between Julian Castro threatening to drop out, Kamala Harris slashing at her campaign to save money, and Beto O’Rourke actually dropping out, the week was very eventful. Of course, all of that paled in comparison to the Liberty and Justice dinner on Friday night.

Emails come in cycles
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Week 22: October 13-19

In light of recent events and recent emails, I think it’s important to look at who is going negative in the Democratic primary. Remember we are ultimately all on the same team. Vote Blue No Matter Who.

Last night, I was asked a question about how many times Pete Buttigieg called out another candidate by name. Of course, I couldn’t stop at just one candidate, so I wrote a whole Medium piece on my findings.

There’s that debate spike, exactly as expected.
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Week 21: October 6-12

Over the past week, the campaigns got their collective breath back. Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro released their Q3 numbers, while Joe Biden tried to influence my donation amount in a less-sketchy way than the last time. The real disappointment of the week was Pete Buttigieg, however, with a less than stellar showing in the emails this week.

We’re coming up on a debate. Look for these numbers to spike next week.
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Week 20: September 29-October 5

The quarter ended and the wave of emails crashed over my inbox. Incentives to donate such as the possibility of a call from a candidate or free stickers washed away. A chorus of dutiful “Thank yous” and a few updates on goals were distributed, but the campaigns largely fell into silence after the quarter end.

The complete crash after September amuses me.
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