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Joanna Weiss

Democrats’ e-fund-raising: aggressive, creative, desperate

As a journalist, I don’t contribute money to political campaigns. But somehow, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put me on its e-mail list — offering a glimpse into a fund-raising machine that is at turns aggressive, creative, and desperate. Here are the actual headers of the messages I received during one week in August.

Aug. 11

From: Joe Biden <dccc@dccc.org

Subject: Joanna, I’m asking

Aug. 11

From: BREAKING@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: throw in the towel

Aug. 12

From: Nancy Pelosi <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: please Joanna

Aug. 13

From: rapid-response@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: BOEHNER WINS

Aug. 13

From: Barack Obama <dccc@dccc.org>

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Subject: We keep emailing

Aug. 13

From: Kelly <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: FW: We keep emailing

Aug. 13

From: Nancy Pelosi <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Must Read (DON’T DELETE)

Aug. 13

From: update@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Boehner HUMILIATED

Aug. 14

From: Joe Biden <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Joanna, don’t skip this email

Aug. 14

From: response@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Re: Joanna we’re begging

Aug. 14

From: alert@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: painful loss

Aug. 15

From: Joe Biden <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: following up

Aug. 15

From: Brandon@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Re: Joanna we’re begging

Aug. 15

From: democrats@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: We’ve got nothing left Joanna

Aug. 15

From: Nancy Pelosi <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Joanna, I promise

Aug. 15

From: update@dccc.org <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: Boehner STUNNED

Aug. 16

From: DCCC <dccc@dccc.org>

Subject: This email isn’t asking for money!


Joanna Weiss can be reached at weiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaWeiss.