Days 152 and 153: 10/19/19-10/20/19

More corrections: Beto O’Rourke’s “defense” of Tulsi Gabbard that I mentioned yesterday was actually a response to one specific aspect of the entire situation. The question had been cut out of the clip I watched, so I incorrectly assumed he was dismissing the entire thing. His actual response was more along the lines of “this isn’t helping anyone” and not getting involved. I’ve changed yesterday’s post to reflect this.

Julian Castro sent a lot of emails, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg both offered up their partners for money, and Joe Biden is being transparent about public information. All of this and more happened over the weekend!

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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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Day 150: 10/17/19

Have I really been writing this blog for 150 days? Wow!

Now that the initial debate buzz has worn off, the campaigns can start talking about other things. Kamala Harris chose to discuss FEC numbers, as did Joe Biden. Steve Bullock felt a fresh wave of energy as a new poll showed him doing well in Iowa. And Elizabeth Warren had her whole team calling donors.

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Debate 4

In just a few minutes from this post going live, the fourth Democratic Presidential debates will begin on CNN. I’ll try to be live-tweeting and let you know if anyone is emailing during the debates.

I asked Twitter what they wanted to compare today, and they asked for four things:

  • What do the candidates talk about?
  • Who are the candidates negative toward?
  • What rhetorical devices are used?
  • How do they talk about their goals?


  • Donor and non-donor emails are not separated for these counts. Gray bars indicate total emails sent since May 21.
  • Totals might not add up to 100% because candidates could talk about multiple things in the same email, be negative toward multiple groups in the same email, or use multiple rhetorical devices in the same email.
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Days 145 and 146: 10/12/19-10/13/19

A correction for yesterday’s post: Amy Klobuchar did release her Q3 numbers: $4,800,000. This puts her between Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker.

The FEC reports come out tomorrow…

As far as the weekend goes, there was a lot of fundraising going on for Q4 and the month of October. Kamala Harris clapped back at Trump Jr. for an insulting tweet, and Tom Steyer wanted me to get to know him.

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