A fundraising email for Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) made a curious plea: donate $0.
A fundraising email sent to supporters by Booker's Senate campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, on Monday asked supporters to contribute $0 before the fundraising deadline. The email, with the subject line "Ten great stories of our campaign," is a listicle of ten moments from Booker's successful campaign to succeed deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Just before the list the campaign asks for a "$0 contribution before our year-end campaign finance deadline."
A source close to Booker's campaign team told TPM that the fundraising email was mistakenly sent out to about a third of campaign listserv's recipients.
See a picture of the email below.
A few days earlier Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) sent out a very straightforward fundraising email. With the subject line "Fundraising email" Franken wrote "Yes. This is a fundraising email. See, here's a contribution link: Can you give $5 or more today?"
This post was updated.