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.
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.
The weekend marked one week until the Nevada Caucuses. Early voting has begun, which meant candidates were trying to get me to call into Nevada for them. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wanted me to vote right now, and Amy Klobuchar reminded me that her emails tell a very different story than her public appearances.
Over this past week, three candidates dropped, more people got to vote, and the amount of emails I’ve been getting took a serious nose-dive. Everyone wants money, but only Joe Biden doesn’t seem to know how much he has.
On Valentine’s Day, I got fewer cutesy, loving emails than I expected. Of the three I received, Amy Klobuchar’s made me a little uncomfortable, Joe Biden’s made me a lot uncomfortable, and Pete Buttigieg’s made me smile.
With only 8 candidates left in the race, my inbox is finally starting to calm down. Mike Bloomberg let me know he was turning 78 on Valentine’s Day, while Amy Klobuchar asked me to fill out a survey and Tom Steyer wanted to talk about reparations.