Still manages to keep his humor strong during his Senate service (though he may have help from assistants)...I got this in an email today:
1808: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney’s campaign sends history’s first fundraising email, requesting 75 cents to “help defeat the scourge of the Embargo Act of 1807.” Note: 75 cents would be around $10 in today’s dollars.
1828: Andrew Jackson’s campaign asks supporters to “give a Jackson to stand with Jackson.” This failed because Andrew Jackson was not yet on the $20 bill and no one had any clue what he was talking about.
1924: Calvin Coolidge earns the nickname “Silent Cal” after his web team accidentally sends out a blank fundraising email. (It does surprisingly well.)
2012: You donates $5, $10, or even $20 to help my campaign raise the $20,000 we need to keep our operation going and growing this month.