One day in the life of the campaign, less than two weeks later


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Over time, I have accessed the email lists of various national political candidates and their committees. Being a democrat, the emails come aside naturally. On behalf of Republicans, I will follow up on my visits to South Carolina during the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. At the time, the process of requesting tickets for an event was on, so I went to the email list of Trump, Cruz, Rubio, the Bush Campaigns, and Kasich. Many campaigns have a habit of lending or selling their lists, so over time the contacts spread far and wide.

It should be noted that 2020 was an unprecedented election year, starting with the start of the crowded presidential primaries of the Democratic Party and going through conferences, debates and other events. Lately, letters and texts have been coming in like water from a fire hose. In previous weeks I have seen more letters from Republicans from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasic and various home candidates, but they have largely disappeared. I wonder why.

I thought my readers might be interested in how these events take place through campaigns. This is a fundraiser based on a small ball. Nearly all connections require donations, often starting at $ 2.70 (Sanders ’favorite) or $ 5 or $ 10 and above. The trick is, of course, for a donor-seeking campaign that is repeated for small dollar donations.

In some cases, campaigners sell their wares, which contain a variety of items, such as bumper stickers; symptoms; personal door bed; glasses (arrow and pint size); hats; shirts; equipment; signature books; and about and about and. The Trump committee has done more in the commodity industry than Biden or any other candidate I’ve heard of.

It seems like Trump has been trying lately to make an inventory by offering a variety of things that are FREE, FREE, FREE if you send them $ 45, which is a new magical amount of dollars for the campaign.

Some committees (again led by Trump) want to tell you that your contribution will be appropriate. At the beginning of the campaign, matches were 200 percent, but they grew to 900 percent. They never say who will give the appropriate funds if there are actually adequate funds.

To make you enjoy the emails and texts, the results of a typical day (from 12:00 to 23:59 pm) over the last two weeks of the campaign, when I received 99 requests:

  • Trump, including the candidate himself, Donald Jr., Pence – 22 emails and texts. ‘Exclusive’, ‘classified’, ‘decisive’, ‘this is the TRUTH’, etc. The number of contacts testifies to their monetary needs.My favorite, the text: ‘THEY ASK ABOUT YOU! Eric:‘ We need Ken ! ‘ Little Don: ‘Have we heard from Ken?’ ‘
  • Biden – including the candidate himself; actress Scarlett Johansson; Harris; Wife of Harris Doug Emhof – 10 emails and texts.
  • Democratic Campaign Committee on behalf of various candidates – 13 emails.
  • South Carolina Sen. Nominee from Senator Jamie Harrison – 7 emails.
  • Amy McGraff, Democratic senator candidate in Kentucky – 4 emails.
  • John Hickenlooper, Democratic senator candidate in Colorado – 5 emails.
  • The Republican Party of South Carolina has twice asked people to volunteer for Lindsay Graham and offer the Trump badge.
  • 36 other emails from the Voter Protection Project, a Democratic advocacy group; Senator Christine Gillibrand on behalf of the Democratic candidates for the Georgian Senate; Tom Steyer; Nancy Pelosi; James Carville; National Redistricting Action Committee; Chuck Schumer; Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly; National Democratic Committee; AOC team; Beto O’Rourke; Amy Klobuchar.

Of the 99 emails and texts, only two were in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political organization nominated a virtual collection of Senate nominee Jackie Berger, and the New York State Democratic Committee encouraged a vote.

The amount of communication from Democrats campaigning for the Senate candidates makes it possible to explain the extraordinary amount of cash collected by the party’s candidates. Money alone will certainly not win the election, but it can be relied upon.

Let’s talk about money

I worked with Jim Heaney and Geoff Kelly Investigative mail in a new feature of the Post website, “Money in Politics”. The first issue was published this week and it discusses the fundraising activities of U.S. Senate candidate Sean Ryan. The post will be accompanied by a podcast in which Geoff and I will discuss the topic. Check it out here.

And then there are the rallies

I participated in two of Trump’s protests in 2016. You need a ticket to enter. It seems that in October 2020 things have changed a bit.

Here are the rules for attending Trump’s recent rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, with some of my editorial comments on bold type:

Information about visits
The dress offered is casual. Official Trump Campaign goods are allowed. Please do not wear ANY campaign items (i.e. local, state or federal campaigns).
We are not interested in campaigning for other Republican candidates.

All participants are tested for temperature and safety.
We will decide what that means.

Masks and hand cleansers are available. Please wear your mask during the event. As long as it is allowed by a fearless leader not to follow this rule, which only applies to scholars like Fauchi …

And here are the things you have from Trump’s email cannot bring a few of my editorial comments to the rally:

List of Prohibited Items
• Aerosols
• alcoholic beverages
• Bags, tote bags, roller bags, suitcases that exceed size limits (12 “x14” x5 “)
• balloons
• Balls—a fearless leader provides for them.
• banners, placards, posters
• chairs
• Cooling
• Drones and other drone systems –Damn, I can’t bring my helicopter.
• Comprehensive explosions (including pyrotechnics)
• Glass, thermal and metal containers
• Laser lights and laser pointers
• Electronic cigarettes and vaping devicesthis should mean that cigarettes are good, as we may have to wait a long time for this phenomenon to begin.
• Copper and / or pepper spray

  • Noises, such as air horns, whistles, drums, bullets, and so on. A fearless leader prefers that you wear a mask and shout at your loved one as much as possible.
    • packages
    • Self-propelled bars, poles and sticks. Germans, Irish, well, but not Poles.
    • Spray containers
    • Structures – like a small shed for camping.
    • Support for signs / posters
    • Trinity
    • umbrella
    • Devices (ie toasters) –How do I prepare lunch? What about me George Foreman Grill?
    • And everything else that could threaten the security of the event and be identified at the discretion of the security screen.
    Note that the weapons are not shown on the banned list. Security screens may be able to do this.


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