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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. is a prolific pen pal.
The Empire State’s junior senator has sent emails to her supporters at a copious clip in the past month — sending a total of four messages just this week. Democratic operatives who monitor campaign email traffic say Gillibrand’s operation emails supporters more often than almost anyone else in the Senate.
“Outside of leadership, probably yes,” said one Democratic digital consultant, who added that the senator might send more messages than the president’s campaign operation.
Why the inbox barrage? It’s not because she has a tough re-election anytime soon. Gillibrand won’t face another Senate race until 2018 and she’s a strong fundraiser, pulling in $15 million for her 2012 re-election, a contest she won by 45 points. Full story