Caucus Chaos: Campaign Spam

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In the past, readers have requested a look at the raw data/memos/releases we get from campaigns. There is a lot of it (dozens of emails a day), and today should be especially hectic, but I thought it might worthwhile to post, without comment, what the campaigns are sending out today… At least the ones I get.

I’ll start with the emails that arrived previous to this post… and to give you an idea of what the flow is like, I’ll give them a time stamp, too.

They’re after the jump.


Sent at 1:55 AM
Subject: The Detroit News Endorses John McCain

Good morning folks! The Detroit News is endorsing John McCain today…

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/OPINION01/801030375/1008

The Detroit News Endorses McCain

Sent at 9:48 AM
Subject: IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND NEVADA, EDWARDS CAMPAIGN TO HOLD CAUCUS WATCH PARTIES, SUPPORTER PHONE BANKS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2008
CONTACT:
Audrey Waters

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND NEVADA, EDWARDS CAMPAIGN TO HOLD CAUCUS WATCH PARTIES, SUPPORTER PHONE BANKS

While Iowans caucus, Edwards staff, supporters and volunteers prepare to capitalize on post-Iowa momentum in other early states

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – This evening, in the other early states, the John Edwards for President campaign will be holding special activities in honor of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. The New Hampshire for Edwards campaign will host an Iowa caucus watch party for volunteers, supporters and staff in Manchester. In South Carolina, family and supporters of John Edwards will hold a Iowa caucus watch party in Edwards’ hometown of Seneca. In Nevada, Edwards’ staff and volunteers will be hard at work talking to voters and energizing supporters as part of caucus night phone banks in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko.

Sent at 11:10 AM
Subject: Mo Joe: 8 for ’08

8 for ‘08
What They Said About Joe Biden in ‘07

Des Moines Register
Yepsen: Biden’s vote for war funding a profile in courage
By DAVID YEPSEN
May 31, 2007

Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden is the only Democratic presidential candidate to have voted for the recent supplemental war-funding bill.

Creators Syndicated
He’s Not Pre-Packaged
By MARK SHIELDS
June 23, 2007

Politicians – especially when they choose to duck a race for that next high office they have lusted after for years because they don’t believe they can win it – regularly tell us that they “want to spend more time with (their) family.” 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware is one politician who means it.

National Journal
Joe Biden, The Grown-Up In The Race
By JONATHAN RAUCH
September 28, 2007

Here’s a fun puzzler for the whole family. The boxes to the right on this page contain quotations from two leading Democratic presidential contenders’ plans for Iraq. One column excerpts a July speech in Iowa by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York; the other, a September speech, also in Iowa, by Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. See if you can tell which senator is which. (Answers at the end of this column.)

Boston Globe
Biden’s gutsy proposal for Iraq
By Scot Lehigh
October 10, 2007

JOE BIDEN is baffled – and one can hardly blame him.

Cedar Rapids Gazette
Biden emerges as Dems’ foreign policy expert
By ROB BOSHART
November 24, 2007

DES MOINES — Six-term Delaware Sen. Joe Biden is aware he might not score the win in Iowa’s leadoff Democratic presidential caucuses in January, but he hopes to grab a much-coveted bounce.

Concord Monitor
Biden a smart guy who has lived his family values ; Tragedy didn’t keep new senator from serving nation
By MIKE PRIDE
December 1, 2007

It was three minutes to show time at the Havenwood retirement community the other morning, and most of the chairs stood empty.

The Boston Herald
Op-Ed; ’08 Comeback Kid should be Biden; Del. senator in dogged pursuit
By WAYNE WOODLIEF
December 6, 2007

Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, ever the realist, admits he must “run one, two or three” – or maybe a closely bunched fourth – in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses to stay in the Democratic presidential race.

Washington Post
A Crisis Intrudes On Iowa
By E. J. DIONNE JR.
December 28, 2007

DES MOINES — The assassination of Benazir Bhutto came as a brutal reminder of the gravity of the decision Iowa’s voters will be rendering in their caucuses next Thursday night.

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