This week's tally? 191 emails, up thirty from last week. Here's how it compares with last week on a candidate-by-candidate basis.
- Joe Biden - 20, down one
- Cory Booker - 17, up one
- Pete Buttigieg - 21, up eight
- Julian Castro - 31, up five
- Kamala Harris - 24, up four
- Amy Klobuchar - 14, up one
- Beto O'Rourke - 17, up four
- Bernie Sanders - 14, no change
- Elizabeth Warren - 18, up four
- Andrew Yang - 15 up four
So, let's look at the biggest movers, Buttigieg and Castro.
Mayor Pete was looking ahead, with eight emails focused on what has to happen in the 100 days until the Iowa caucuses. He also wrapped up the contest to attend Hamilton in San Francisco (3 emails), introduced new policies (his Women's Agenda and Criminal Justice Reform plans) and shared two emails comparing 2007 and 2019. Here's the gist of them.
On a November evening, at what was then called the “Jefferson-Jackson Dinner,” Barack Obama took a stage in Des Moines, Iowa and presented Americans with a passionate appeal for a new vision that instilled hope for the future and led to a surge in support for his campaign. The crowd roared as he declared, “This is our moment.”
It was the moment that changed everything for the Obama campaign and, ultimately, for the country.
Meanwhile, back at the struggling Castro campaign, here's what's going on - and note, all the bolded words are Castro email subject lines, as delivered to my in box since last week's deadline. I think it's pretty clear the status of his campaign, and the heightened desperation that we're seeing in the outreach.That same moment for Pete, and for America, is this Friday night.
I'm so vulnerably asking, I really am vulnerably asking. It can't end like this. I don't say this lightly, but we could be on the verge of a TRAGIC mistake!!! This could be the end. It might be time to pack up. go home. it's dire. I really need your help, I mean, I'm in dire need. Forgive me for being blunt - this isn't easy for me, but we are truly in dire need and as of 9AM!!! I hate to say but this could be the end, the end of my campaign. I mean, I'm floored. It would be U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E!!!!!! if I suffered a HISTORIC upset myself, instead of having someone else face an UNPRECEDENTED upset. And so, as of 12PM (!!!) I'll share this: Joaquin Castro SHAVES his head!!!?? That's how desperate things are here on our team. I hope you'll help. let's hop on the phone?There's a clear difference in tone from the two most active campaigns, don't you think?
And now, to our email of the week: it's the Halloween message from Gory BOOker:
Real quick, then you can get back to putting the final touches on your costume
Well, we're here... The last day of October, the spookiest fundraising deadline of the year. I wanted to send you a quick update on our goal progress.
The scariest thing you’ll see today is this: We're still $75,882 short of hitting our $725,000 goal -- and we need to get there by midnight tonight if we want to stay competitive.
I know it may seem like a lot to raise in a short amount of time, but each time we’ve set a big goal, this team has risen to the challenge -- and I know this one will be no different.
Make a fun-size donation today:Whatever you do today, I hope it's something fun-sized.