At 2:28 PM ET, on Friday, August 23, 2019, during the Democratic National Committee summer meeting, Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’ 6th district, officially stepped out of the race for President.Continue reading “Farewell Seth Moulton”
In Thursday’s emails, Kirsten Gillibrand is getting desperate, Steve Bullock is picking and choosing reality to suit his narrative, and Joe Biden has run out of money AGAIN. On a lighter note, a full 9 emails were sent out involving policy plans. Some campaigns remembered that emails can be informative!Continue reading “Day 94: 8/22/19”
Week 13 marks the 100th post on But Their Emails! I need to give huge kudos to Tirra, who designed my logo and managed to pull it straight out of my brain, and BroadCityChessClub who suggested the name. For the 100th post, I thought I’d give you a fun fact: the original Twitter handle I got when I signed up for this blog was @their_but. I decided to change it for… reasons.
But it did make me laugh.
In Week 13, John Hickenlooper dropped out, Kamala Harris really wants money, and Beto O’Rourke has a heart.Continue reading “Week 13: August 11-August 17”
On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall riots sparked a movement that led to the modern LGBT pride movement today. To commemorate that event, the month of June was chosen as LGBT Pride Month.
To commemorate that month, the Democratic candidates released Pride-themed merch and flooded ads into my inbox, and I began to wonder… who had the best merch?
UPDATED: June 13, 2019Continue reading “Pride Month”
I thought 35 emails was a lot, but clearly I was unprepared for the last day of a month fundraising push. 17 campaigns sent a whopping 45 emails in just 24 hours! There were a lot of ups and downs emotionally, veiled threats, pleas, charts… so many charts!Continue reading “Day Eleven”
This first week hasn’t been a full week, as I didn’t get the idea until Tuesday, but it certainly has been a full inbox! 104 emails have come in from 18 campaigns. Thursday was the busiest day of the week, with 24 emails (23%) and 68 of the emails (65%) came from campaign staff instead of the candidates themselves. 1 email came from a candidate’s family: John Delaney’s wife, April.Continue reading “Week One: May 21-May 25”
24 mailing lists and (technically) less than 24 hours later, I ended up with a grand total of 21 emails in my inbox. Perfectly sensible for the first day, right? Almost every campaign sends a confirmation of sign-up?
Except… only 15 campaigns were represented in those 21 emails.Continue reading “Day One”
Every good story starts at the beginning, and this is no exception. Unusually politically motivated, I ended up on the mailing lists of at least two Democratic presidential candidates for 2020. The tone, volume, and message of the lists could not be more different. And like the list-loving nerd that I am, I started to wonder about the others…
The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already crowded. As of the time of this writing, 24 nominees have thrown their hats into the ring.
And I’m on all their mailing lists…