February is proving to be a busy month. The caucus on Saturday has led into town halls on Monday and Wednesday evening and a debate on Tuesday evening, with another primary this Saturday to go along with the FEC deadline.
Despite all of that, the candidates are emailing at their standard pace, which yes, means Pete Buttigieg is sending about a quarter of the entire day’s emails.
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.
This past week had both a debate and an election, and one of these events garnered more emails than the other. Overall, email volumes have dropped, and I suspect my worst days are behind me. Even FEC deadlines can’t be THAT bad anymore, as they’re coming too frequently now for the campaigns to keep thinking the sky is falling.
As of the time of this writing, the Nevada caucus has not even happened. Check back tomorrow for results… if we have them. Or follow my Twitter for more timely results.
Friday was a day of asking for volunteers, but also of asking for money. It was also a day of surprisingly good emails, as both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg wrote emails that nearly triggered me to donate.
Thursday brought a new field to the Ask chart, which Pete Buttigieg started using, a new round of FEC filings, which Mike Bloomberg was either winning or losing, depending on what you counted, and some more town halls that I didn’t know about until Joe Biden told me they were over.
While the dust is settling after last night’s debate, it’s interesting to look back at what the candidates sent prior to the debate. Only Pete Buttigieg really gave an indication of how spicy the debate was going to be, with emails targeting Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg directly. Amy Klobuchar maintained her money-only email persona, while Joe Biden tried to reassure me that everything was still fine.
Pete Buttigieg made sure to let me know about the town hall he was participating in tonight, though interestingly, neither Bernie Sanders nor Amy Klobuchar brought theirs up. Everyone needed money, and Tulsi Gabbard reminded me of how bad everyone else was in her eyes.
Monday was a day to ask for money, though, to be fair, any day ending in y is a day to ask for money. Pete Buttigieg had the biggest variety of asks, though that had to do with the fact that he sent the biggest number of emails. Amy Klobuchar did not like the possessive apostrophe. Joe Biden really doesn’t want me to ignore him.