As of the time of this writing, 2 of the Democratic candidates have dropped out of the primary: Joe Sestak and Steve Bullock. I will handle Sestak today, but as Bullock technically dropped on Monday, his farewell will be on Tuesday.
Over the weekend there was a plethora of donation asks, many of which I share with you below. Many emails were bemoaning the lack of funds, and only 11 actually boasted of success for the first day of December.
Monday of Thanksgiving week brought a standard number of emails. I’m interested to see if the numbers change because of the double-holiday of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Regardless, Andrew Yang and Joe Biden are having bus tours, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are having money problems, and Cory Booker brought a new poll to the table.
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!
Happy November, everyone! There have been some backend changes here at But Their Emails!
First of all: the URL has changed! We are now officially ButTheirEmails.com! The old BTE.home.blog will still work, but the new URL should be easier to remember and type.
We are also ad-free! Thanks to the generosity of donors (thank you, Teri!), BTE has proved self-sustaining enough to warrant an upgrade. No more icky right-wing ads will ruin your reading pleasure!
Ad-free costs money, though, so I also upgraded my Ko-Fi account. Now you can make a monthly reoccurring donation for set-it-and-forget-it ease! You can still buy me single Ko-Fis as well, though now it’s my favorite hot drink: cinnamon tea!
The current Ko-Fi goal is for seed money to set up some merchandise. I’m looking into partnering with BootEdgeEdgeMerch.com for a BTE line that I hope to get up and running soon. Those of you following me on Twitter have gotten some sneak peeks at some of the designs I’m working with an artist to bring to life. I’ll let you know when this goes live! (And for those of you who follow me but don’t support Buttigieg, don’t worry, my merch doesn’t support the Buttigieg campaign. The owner of BEEM is a friend of mine and that’s why I’m partnering with him–he knows what he’s doing already!)
With BTE updates out of the way, let’s look at Thursday! Halloween was a spooky day for my inbox, with over 100 emails and everyone trying to close out their fundraising goals. Elizabeth Warren was kind enough to bribe with a picture of herself in a Halloween costume, while other candidates changed their display name or provided cute pets or children in costumes as attempted bribes.