Moments ago the campaign Twitter account for Curtis Coleman, a Republican running for Governor of Arkansas, deleted a tweet saying, “CONFIDENTIAL – Happy Birthday Curtis Money Bomb!” and a link to an email intended for campaign bundlers. The deletion, caught by Politwoops, offers an unusual window into the organization and messaging inside an ongoing campaign.
The message, hosted on a service for mass emails with links to previous “confidential” messages, announces a fundraising contest for “Team Coleman Leaders” where the “top fundraising county this month will earn one spot in Curtis’ Little Rock hotel suite to watch the election night returns, May 20!” The email encourages fundraisers to “Raise 80% of the fundraising goal for the month of February that is on your leader binder data sheet. (If you don’t know this number, hit reply to this E-mail and ask me).”
Earlier messages listed in the Email Campaign Archive include an invite to a Chili Cook-off Fundraiser, an invite to be the guests of Curtis Coleman and his wife, Kathryn, “in their Hospitality Suite Room 807” and a frank appeal to his supporters that says:
We’ve been taking some criticism for not raising more money – and it’s given the liberal members of the Central Arkansas media an excuse for trying to ignore the conservative candidate they don’t want.
We knew from the beginning that with my relatively low name ID, raising money would be an early struggle.
The errant tweet and deletion after 22 minutes may be the campaign staff mistakenly testing the share buttons as the email is addressed to “UseFName.” We’ve contacted the campaign and will update this post with any responses.
Full image of the email below: