FC: Calif. governor candidate, DNC chairman turn to political spam

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 23:07:40 PST

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    Bill Jones is a Republican candidate for governor of California. An AP 
    article on Wednesday said Jones is polling a mere nine percent in advance 
    of Tuesday's GOP primary:
    http://www.billjones.org/
    http://www.ss.ca.gov/shrt_bio.htm
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-california-governor0227feb27.story?coll=sns%2Dap%2Dpolitics%2Dheadlines
    
    Kevin Poulsen sends email asking the real question: "Is this indiscriminate 
    spamming actually the work of candidate Jones, or a wily opponent?" I 
    invite Bill Jones to reply.
    
    See the end of this message for John Gilmore's comments on his Terry 
    McAuliffe spam.
    
    -Declan
    
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    Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:49:48 -0600 (CST)
    From: "Scullyat_private" <scullyat_private>
    To: <declanat_private>
    Cc: <scullyat_private>
    Subject: Re: Bill Jones for California Governor 22l2
    
    Declan,
    
    I was sort of shocked to find TWo emails in my box from two different
    "spamming" email addresses in regards to Bill Jones for governor.  First,
    I don't live in California.  Second, I hate spam.  Third, I hate getting
    the same spam more than once.  And fourth, whatever my political
    affiliations, I wouldn't like ANY politician spamming me.  Call me crazy,
    but don't we all get enough unsolicited email?
    
    Perhaps Mr. Jones needs to have a chat with his campaign managers in
    regards to this new way of harassing voters?
    
    Cheers,
    Scully
    
    
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    Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 13:48:58 -0600 (CST)
    From: Katie6478s71at_private
    Subject: Bill Jones for California Governor 22l2
    
           [topper.jpg]
    
           This is a new and unique experiment. For the first time in history I 
    am trying to make the Internet the vehicle to provide
           information to the people of California - NOT 30 second TV ads.
    
           [jones.jpg] I believe that Democracy is enhanced when the voter has 
    factual information instead of propaganda and that the
           Internet has the power to transform politics and political campaigning.
    
           So while other candidates for Governor are spending over $10,000,000 
    dollars on 30 second TV ads, I am trying something new.
           What's new is this  I am only going to provide you with the facts 
    on my record. Please go to my web site and check it out
           for yourself.
    
           Check the Facts: THE BILL JONES RECORD OF LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE
                 1) Served for 12 years in the State Assembly and have twice 
    been elected Secretary of State, receiving almost 12
                 million votes.
    
                 2) Authored and passed California's "3 Strikes" law, which has 
    reduced crime by over twice the national average.
    
                 3) Strongly supported Prop 73, the first successful campaign 
    finance reform law to limit campaign contributions
                 to candidates.
    
                 4) Successfully co-authored Prop 204, the Safe, Clean, 
    Reliable Water Supply Act.
    
                 5) Reformed California's election process, registering or 
    re-registering over 9 million voters while removing
                 over 3 million ineligible voters to prevent voter fraud.
    
                 6) Aggressively fought and won a lawsuit to retain legislative 
    term limits.
    
                 7) Set up an Internet campaign contribution disclosure system 
    which forces candidates to report contributions
                 over $1,000 within 24 hours on a website that is accessible to 
    every citizen. www.cal-access.ss.ca.gov
    
                 8) I am a third generation farmer and rancher from the Central 
    Valley. I have been married for 30 years. My wife
                 Maurine and I have 2 daughters, and one granddaughter.
    
           I am grateful to have the endorsement of former Republican Governor 
    George Deukmejian. He knows what it takes to be Governor
           and he made the following statement in support of my candidacy:
                 "I support Bill Jones for Governor because he has proven that 
    he is not afraid to make tough decisions even if
                 they're politically unpopular. His experience in state 
    government makes him uniquely qualified to lead our state
                 and I know that he is a steady hand in a crisis.
    
                 In my heart and mind, I believe Secretary of State Bill Jones 
    is our best hope for victory. He can defeat Gray
                 Davis without sacrificing our principles or abandoning our 
    Republican values. Most importantly, Bill Jones is a
                 leader you can trust."
    
           ON MARCH 5th, I WOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE 
    REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR. REGARDLESS OF YOUR CHOICE,
           I ASK YOU TO PLEASE GO OUT AND VOTE! THANK YOU!
    
           [signature.gif]
           Bill Jones
           California Secretary of State
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    
           Your email was selected off the Internet based on your voter 
    demographics. If you would like to be removed from future
           mailings, please click here. 8199whww9-851all14
    
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    Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 22:48:18 -0500
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    From: Stephen Cobb <scobbat_private>
    Subject: Political spam from Bill Jones for California
    
    Declan
    
    Thought you might find this interesting. This message is turning up at 
    various email addresses that I own, including one business address that has 
    never been spammed before. I am not the least bit interested in the 
    California governor's race and can't think why they would send to me (I 
    live in Florida).
    
    Note there is little attempt to disguise the fact that the addresses they 
    are using are "harvested" as in "Your email was selected off the Internet 
    based on your voter demographics."
    
    Stephen
    
    >Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 21:55:54 -0500 (EST)
    >From: Katie7378w73at_private
    >Reply-To: <Katie7378w73at_private>
    >To:
    >Subject: Bill Jones for California Governor 3593RdJw2-335cgl14
    >X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 5.1
    >Importance: Normal
    >42c2dc3c.jpg
    >
    >This is a new and unique experiment. For the first time in history I am 
    >trying to make the Internet the vehicle to provide information to the 
    >people of California - NOT 30 second TV ads.
    >
    >42c2dca0.jpg
    >I believe that Democracy is enhanced when the voter has factual 
    >information instead of propaganda and that the Internet has the power to 
    >transform politics and political campaigning.
    >
    >So while other candidates for Governor are spending over $10,000,000 
    >dollars on 30 second TV ads, I am trying something new. What's new is this 
    > I am only going to provide you with the facts on my record. Please go to 
    >my <http://195.235.97.200/personal8/inacct48/>web site and check it out 
    >for yourself.
    >
    >Check the Facts: THE BILL JONES RECORD OF LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE
    >1) Served for 12 years in the State Assembly and have twice been elected 
    >Secretary of State, receiving almost 12 million votes.
    >
    >2) Authored and passed California's "3 Strikes" law, which has reduced 
    >crime by over twice the national average.
    >
    >3) Strongly supported Prop 73, the first successful campaign finance 
    >reform law to limit campaign contributions to candidates.
    >
    >4) Successfully co-authored Prop 204, the Safe, Clean, Reliable Water 
    >Supply Act.
    >
    >5) Reformed California's election process, registering or re-registering 
    >over 9 million voters while removing over 3 million ineligible voters to 
    >prevent voter fraud.
    >
    >6) Aggressively fought and won a lawsuit to retain legislative term limits.
    >
    >7) Set up an Internet campaign contribution disclosure system which forces 
    >candidates to report contributions over $1,000 within 24 hours on a 
    >website that is accessible to every citizen. www.cal-access.ss.ca.gov
    >
    >8) I am a third generation farmer and rancher from the Central Valley. I 
    >have been married for 30 years. My wife Maurine and I have 2 daughters, 
    >and one granddaughter.
    >
    >I am grateful to have the endorsement of former Republican Governor George 
    >Deukmejian. He knows what it takes to be Governor and he made the 
    >following statement in support of my candidacy:
    >"I support Bill Jones for Governor because he has proven that he is not 
    >afraid to make tough decisions even if they're politically unpopular. His 
    >experience in state government makes him uniquely qualified to lead our 
    >state and I know that he is a steady hand in a crisis.
    >
    >In my heart and mind, I believe Secretary of State Bill Jones is our best 
    >hope for victory. He can defeat Gray Davis without sacrificing our 
    >principles or abandoning our Republican values. Most importantly, Bill 
    >Jones is a leader you can trust."
    >
    >ON MARCH 5th, I WOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE REPUBLICAN 
    >NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR. REGARDLESS OF YOUR CHOICE, I ASK YOU TO PLEASE GO 
    >OUT AND VOTE! THANK YOU!
    >
    >Bill Jones
    >California Secretary of State
    >
    >----------
    >
    >Your email was selected off the Internet based on your voter demographics. 
    >If you would like to be removed from future mailings, please 
    ><http://195.235.97.200/personal8/inacct48/remove.html>click here.
    >3438jBxn4-668QrmU0475XIAS6-190LsoN1275yToS0-594GEpP1789iSLl0-297jftm5490ilhJ0-6l74 
    >
    
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    To: declanat_private, gnuat_private
    Subject: Democratic Party spams for contributions
    Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 19:36:04 -0800
    From: John Gilmore <gnuat_private>
    
    This seems to be the year of receiving spam from supposedly
    respectable organizations.  The New York Times sent me one a few
    months ago, too.
    
    I wonder if in response, rabid anti-spammers will refuse to ever vote
    for another Democrat.  Or will they program their mail systems to
    censor and refuse to deliver any email from every staff member or
    politician at a major political party?  They do that to anybody else
    who's even peripherally accused of spamming (such as my own site).
    But consistency has never been the hobgoblin of small anti-spammer
    minds.
    
             John Gilmore
    
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