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Mike Franken · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Thank you for fighting with me

We left everything on the field. You called, texted, emailed, tweeted, and even shouted from cars. I'm humbled by the degree of your support, and the level of your commitment to our cause.        Hello, everyone. This journey has come to a close. Tuesday night was difficult; there…
Aaron Slutkin · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Scott Siepker -- Watch party tonight!

Here at Franken's HQ, we're busy getting out the vote.        Hey guys -- Here at Franken’s HQ, we’re busy getting out the vote. Here’s the link if you need to find out where your polling station is. After polls close, I want to invite you to a virtual watch party tonight with n…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Did you make it yet?

We have a simple message this morning (kind of)!      We have a simple message this morning (kind of)! But remember: practice physical distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands before and after you go into the polling place -- and after you vote for Mike! We can do this -- let’s vote for…
Mike Franken · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 1:47 AM

Quite the ride

Thank you for being part of it. This is my last message before the polls open. We are in position to beat Joni Ernst in November because of you.        This has been quite the ride, crew. Thank you for being part of it. This is my last message before the polls open. We are in posi…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 4:15 PM

The big day

Tomorrow is the big day, crew!      Tomorrow is the big day, crew! Our team of volunteers is making calls and texting voters. Our digital team is running ads and sending emails (but you know this because you’re reading one). And our communications crew is getting Mike’s message out to the…
Mike Franken · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 12:50 AM

The countdown continues!

We're less than 48 hours from the primary. Please permit to remind you of a few things.        Hello, shipmates! We’re less than 48 hours from the primary. Please permit to remind you of a few things. First, if you are voting by mail, it has to be postmarked by tomorrow -- not ju…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 31, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Margin of error

I hope you saw the polling team's email from yesterday. We're now neck and neck with our opponent. The next 48 hours will be make or break. We need to be the most organized, the most dedicated, and th      What great news, crew! I hope you saw the polling team’s email from yesterday. We’re …
Franken Polling Team · [email protected]
May 31, 2020 at 12:03 AM

NEW POLL

They tried to stop us. They spent over $8 million. They tried to attack Mike for his military service. They couldn't.        Here we go, crew! All your support is paying off. We just saw a poll that has the Admiral statistically tied for the top spot in this race! They tried to s…
Aaron Slutkin · [email protected]
May 30, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Three days

It seems like yesterday that the Admiral announced his run for Senate. Now, we're just three days from primary Election Day. Whew!      It seems like yesterday that the Admiral announced his run for Senate. Now, we’re just three days from primary Election Day. Whew! Our campaign has you t…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 5:07 PM

All Hands On Deck

The Admiral has a message for you, and we want to be sure you saw it.        The Admiral has a message for you, and we want to be sure you saw it. We’re just four short days from the primary. Mike needs every single one of us to pull on the oars and heave around on the rigging. It…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 2:06 AM

We just have one question...

........................................................................................................................................................................................................        Do you want to see Joni Ernst gone in November? Chip in Now >>   …
Mike Franken · [email protected]
May 28, 2020 at 6:22 PM

We're on the last leg

We're on the last leg of this primary campaign. And by George, things are heating up.        Hello, shipmates -- we’re on the last leg of this primary campaign. And by George, things are heating up. We’ve earned endorsements from major Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers across the …
Sec. Def. Chuck Hagel · [email protected]
May 27, 2020 at 8:07 PM

I'm endorsing Admiral Franken

In these challenging times, our country needs leaders -- leaders of character, experience, integrity, and courage. And I know Iowa has that in Admiral Mike Franken.        In these challenging times, our country needs leaders -- leaders of character, experience, integrity, and cour…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 26, 2020 at 11:31 PM

In one week...

That's right, crew: one week. And our campaign has all the momentum.      That’s right, crew: one week. And our campaign has all the momentum. The Admiral was endorsed by The Des Moines Register and The Storm Lake Times. We were the first campaign to air an ad on TV. And the Admiral had t…
Adm. Michael Franken (USN, ret.) · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 8:13 PM

I salute you

I recorded a short video to share with you on Memorial Day. I hope you can take a minute and watch:        Hi crew, I recorded a short video to share with you on Memorial Day. I hope you can take a minute to click here and watch: Thank you, and thank you to all those who serve.…
Admiral Mike Franken · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 12:04 AM

Another endorsement!

Admiral Mike Franken of Sioux City has the best chance of any Democrat to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst in the November general election        “Admiral Mike Franken of Sioux City has the best chance of any Democrat to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst in the November general election” -Art Cullen, …
Admiral Mike Franken · [email protected]
May 23, 2020 at 11:17 PM

I'm disappointed

Hi everyone. I have a bit of unpleasantness to tell you. Outside groups blindly supporting one opponent have attacked my almost four decades of military service. Yes, weirdly, on Memorial Day weekend.        Hi everyone. I have a bit of unpleasantness to tell you. Outside groups bl…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 8:15 PM

The Admiral's service is under attack

We're not happy, crew. A Washington PAC spent about $1 million to run an attack ad against Admiral Franken.        We’re not happy, crew. A Washington PAC spent about $1 million to run an attack ad against Admiral Franken.  Look, we get that this is part of politics, but certain t…
Aaron Slutkin · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 12:42 AM

Another one down

The Admiral just wrapped up his last debate, crew -- and we couldn't be more proud. He laid out a comprehensive, compassionate vision to keep Iowa moving into the future.        The Admiral just wrapped up his last debate, crew -- and we couldn’t be more proud. He laid out a compr…
Mike Franken · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 8:38 PM

Stepping on to the stage

I'm about to go back on stage and wanted to remind you to tune in on WHO-TV, KCAU, or WHBF at 4 p.m. CT      Crew -- I’m about to go back on stage and wanted to remind you to tune in on WHO-TV, KCAU, or WHBF at 4 p.m. CT While I’m in front of the cameras, my team will be hard at work crafti…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Tune in this afternoon!

Just a quick reminder that the Admiral has another debate today! You can tune in on WHO-TV, KCAU, or WHBF at 4 p.m. CT.        Hey, crew! Just a quick reminder that the Admiral has another debate today! You can tune in on WHO-TV, KCAU, or WHBF at 4 p.m. CT. This is a big opportu…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 12:19 AM

Another debate night

We've got another debate tomorrow night, shipmates! Be sure to tune in at 4PM CT on WHO-TV, KCAU, or WHBF.        We’ve got another debate tomorrow night, shipmates! Be sure to tune in at 4PM CT on WHO-TV, KCAU, or WHBF. Admiral Mike aced the last two debates, and now it’s time fo…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 2:25 AM

Mike crushed it

Admiral Mike has the leadership experience we need for our next senator, and he knows what Iowans want from the federal government:        What a debate night, crew! The Admiral showed us exactly why he’s ready to be our next senator. But he needs your help. So, let’s keep our mo…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 18, 2020 at 7:45 PM

BREAKING: Washington Republicans attacked Mike

Just hours before the debate tonight, the NRSC (the national campaign committee for Senate Republicans and the political arm for Mitch McConnell) attacked the Admiral. Go figure.        Just hours before the debate tonight, the NRSC (the national campaign committee for Senate Repub…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 18, 2020 at 6:38 PM

It's Debate Night in Iowa!

The Admiral is taking the stage tonight at 8:00 PM CT. He's ready to show every Iowan why he's the right choice to take on Joni Ernst in November.        Today’s the big day, crew! The Admiral is taking the stage tonight at 8:00 PM CT. He’s ready to show every Iowan why he’s the r…
Aaron Slutkin · [email protected]
May 16, 2020 at 11:50 PM

The momentum keeps building

Our campaign is working -- The National Journal updated it's Senate race rankings the other day. And sitting at number six is our race in Iowa.        “The Des Moines Register's endorsement of retired Adm. Michael Franken threw a wrench into the conventional wisdom of the race thus…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Resources

We're in a dead sprint to Primary Election Day -- only 19 days to go!        Hi crew! We’re in a dead sprint to Primary Election Day -- only 19 days to go! Our opponents have gone up on television, and we have to make sure our own ads don’t get lost in the shuffle. I’m asking yo…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 10:08 PM

Twenty

The Franken campaign is already at "All Engines Ahead Full," but we need an extra boost that only you can p      The Franken campaign is already at “All Engines Ahead Full,” but we need an extra boost that only you can provide. Can you pitch in $20 dollars -- one for each day left -- and …
Mike Franken · [email protected]
May 9, 2020 at 5:53 PM

The Register endorsement

Earning The Des Moines Register's endorsement is an especially proud moment for the campaign, because as their motto says, "Real perspective, brought to you by real Iowans," I feel like my prior servi      Earning The Des Moines Register’s endorsement is an especially proud moment for this c…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 9:50 PM

BREAKING: Des Moines Register

We asked for an "All Hands on Deck" effort through the Primary Election and we got it! The Des Moines Register -- Iowa's flagship newspaper -- endorsed the Admiral for the Senate. And they didn't min      We need to turn this amazing news into momentum. Click here and chip in to our campai…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 7, 2020 at 9:04 PM

INTERNAL MEMO: Admiral Mike's Path to Victory

Here's an update on what's in store for the next three weeks; the objective is clear -- cross the finish line in first place.        Hello everyone on the Franken Crew. We are headed to the finish line in a full sprint. With just a few weeks to go, I circulated an internal team me…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 8:07 PM

Thank you Rep. Slotkin

The momentum keeps building, crew! We told you about Congresswoman Luria's endorsement a couple of weeks ago, and we're back again with more. Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) also endorsed Admira        The momentum keeps building, crew! We told you about Congresswoman Luria’s …
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
May 4, 2020 at 11:02 PM

Iowa's Nice Guy and Iowa's Admiral

Since happy hour in person is out of the question, we have something almost as good on Friday night -- Virtual Happy Hour with Iowa's Nice Guy, Scott Siepker.        Hi everyone: Since happy hour in person is out of the question, we have something almost as good on Friday night --…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 3, 2020 at 12:04 AM

Put the power down, crew!

We set an auspicious goal to raise $100,000 in just a few days last month. Those funds would give us a substantial TV buy, get the Admiral's name out there, and bring us to victory against Joni Ernst.        Hello crew, We set an auspicious goal to raise $100,000 in just a few day…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
May 2, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Just 12 hours

I am sending a note on behalf of Admiral Mike today. He is doing back-to-back virtual discussions on rather expansive policy issues, but I have something else on my blotter.        Greetings, crew, I am sending a note on behalf of Admiral Mike today. He is doing back-to-back virtu…
Aaron Slutkin · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM

We're pounding the digital pavement

It's been a busy few days here in the virtual office. Here's what's next: we're launching a massive digital program for May.        Hey, everyone! It’s been a busy few days here in the virtual office. Here’s what’s next: we’re launching a massive digital program for May. Our outr…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
April 30, 2020 at 6:20 PM

FW: All engines ahead full!

We hope you saw the Admiral's last message, crew. He's asking us to put everything we can into this campaign.        We hope you saw the Admiral’s last message, crew. He’s asking us to put everything we can into this campaign. The Admiral does as he says. He matched thousands of y…
Mike Franken · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 9:04 PM

Just one month

Today's command is, "All engines ahead full." That's the command given for a high-speed run for a relatively short duration on a warship at sea. Now's the time, the end of April, when we need the numb        Hello everyone: Today’s command is, “All engines ahead full.” That’s the …
Mike Franken · [email protected]
April 27, 2020 at 5:22 PM

Just one month

In race parlance, we are doing the four-minute mile -- a 40 day sprint to the primary. Next week will be the 1000-meter run as we coordinate last-minute endorsements and ensure we reach out to all mai        Hello everyone, and thank you for giving me a minute. In race parlance, w…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 9:37 PM

We're live!

This is a battleship-moment for our campaign. We called out the big guns to sound off what makes this campaign unique nationwide--we have the candidate, ready-made, to lead in the US Senate on day 1.        Hello to the Admiral’s Crew -- our first major TV ad is live across Iowa! …
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 7:02 AM

It's early, I know

I know it's early in the morning and many of us are locked in, but I have big news -- we are launching our TV ad today!      Hi crew, I know it's early in the morning and many of us are locked in, but I have big news -- we are launching our TV ad today! I'm asking for 100 new donors to ste…
Mike Franken · [email protected]
April 19, 2020 at 11:42 PM

Tuesday's the big day

We have a TV ad going live on Tuesday. I think you got an early peek at it, but if not, please take a look: Click here for your sneak peek!        Hello crew! We have a TV ad going live on Tuesday. I think you got an early peek at it, but if not, please take a look: Click here for…
Kimberley Boggus · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 4:06 PM

Sneak preview

We said we were going to send our most dedicated supporters early access to our TV ad. Well, here it is, thank you for a donation to ensure it gets plenty of air time:        Hello everyone. We said we were going to send our most dedicated supporters early access to our TV ad. Well…
Franken Media Team · [email protected]
April 14, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Be on the lookout!

We're almost ready to release our new TV ad. As you read this, our media team is putting the finishing touches on it.        We have exciting news everyone! We’re almost ready to release our new TV ad. As you read this, our media team is putting the finishing touches on it. This …
Aaron Slutkin · [email protected]
April 14, 2020 at 12:09 AM

We're talking with J.D. Scholten on Saturday!

Last week we had a virtual event scheduled with J.D. Scholten -- the Democratic candidate in Iowa's 4th, running against Steve King -- but unfortunately it had to be rescheduled.        Hi, crew, Last week we had a virtual event scheduled with J.D. Scholten -- the Democratic candi…
Admiral Mike · [email protected]
April 10, 2020 at 4:14 PM

Major Endorsement:

We have great news, crew! Congresswoman -- and former US Navy Commander -- Elaine Luria (VA-02) endorsed me in my bid for the US Senate. I am deeply grateful and honored to earn her support.        We have great news, crew! Congresswoman -- and former US Navy Commander -- Elaine L…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 7:04 PM

The Admiral and J.D. Scholten

You know we've been hosting near-nightly virtual town halls. But tomorrow's will be special: we're joining J.D. Scholten -- the Democratic candidate running against Steve King in Iowa's 4th District -        Exciting news, crew! You know we’ve been hosting near-nightly virtual tow…
Mike Franken · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 1:17 AM

Thank you, crew

When I issued last month's financial challenge goal, I was hopeful that supporters would step up, even during this time of personal and financial uncertainty. You did. I am impressed and thankful.        Hello crew. When I issued last month’s financial challenge goal, I was hopefu…
Mike · [email protected]
April 4, 2020 at 12:27 AM

Sitting at my laptop...

I know it's late, but while we're all stuck at home I thought I'd reach out.        Hello, Crew! I know it’s late, but while we’re all stuck at home I thought I’d reach out. You all are doing amazing work extending our fundraising drive. But, we’re just 25 donations away from hi…
The Franken Crew · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 5:51 PM

Just under 12 hours to go!

We're less than 12 short hours until the Admiral's match offer expires. That's less than 12 hours to make your contribution count twice.        All hands on deck, crew! We’re less than 12 short hours until the Admiral’s match offer expires. That’s less than 12 hours to make your c…