It's impossible to determine how candidates acquire the addresses, in part because some of the beggars' names are unrecognizable and their races four states away, but it appears lists are sold, bartered or otherwise circulated among campaigns. These messages currently evade spam filters (a mark against spam filters). This plague seems to get worse every week. Save yourself now.
Never provide any e-mail address
you care about to any politician.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The daily receipt of dozens of fundraising e-mails -- 'your contribution by the upcoming reporting deadline is vital to demonstrate that our campaign is [viable] [dominant] [noticed] [leading]' or 'my opponent has called people like you [communists] [rednecks] [traitors] [sub-human], so please send the resources I need to stand up for us' -- has established a new first rule of politics:
Posted by Infinonymous at 2:32 PM