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  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 5:28 PM

Thank you

  John -- With over 50% of the vote counted, it's clear I won't be finishing in the top two in this election. I’ve called Marilyn Strickland to congratulate her on advancing to the November election, and I’m glad to see the second spot in the general election will also go to a Democra…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
August 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM

It’s Election Day

  Today’s Election Day, John! We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, and want to thank you for all you’ve done to help us get here. Before we make one last request for your support, we want to remind you to encourage all your friends, family, and neighbors to return their b…
  Spencer Dixon via. PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 10:08 PM

One final note before Election Day

  John --  Election Day in Washington’s 10th District is TOMORROW. All of the work we’ve done over the last few months since Phil’s launch culminates into this final day. We’re all hands-on-deck turning out Phil’s supporters, and there’s still so much you can do to help us get this w…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Everything you need to know before Election Day

  John --  It’s been a whirlwind weekend on the campaign. Even though we aren’t knocking doors or doing big events, I’ve been spending every waking minute of my time on the phones trying to raise more money and connect with key supporters (check out that list below). With Election Da…
  Team Phil via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 5:48 AM

Your donations will still make a difference.

  John, Phil is so great with voters when he connects with them on the phone. Take it from us: If we could, we’d have him speak directly with every single voter in the district to turn them into supporters. But that’s not feasible, which is why we rely on volunteers to call undecided…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
August 1, 2020 at 6:11 PM

3 days left to elect Washington's first LGBTQ member of Congress.

  It’s Saturday morning John, which means you might have (physically distanced) plans, work, or a relaxing weekend at home ahead -- but the weekend before an election is also the best time to contact voters. Most of you already returned your ballot or know who you’re voting for (I’m h…
  Phil Gardner (personal) · [email protected]
August 1, 2020 at 1:55 AM

No regrets

John -- Election Day is on Tuesday. This weekend will be the most important two days of our Get Out The Vote push, so I wanted to write a short update before I sign off for the evening. But first we need to close the final gap on our end of month fundraising goal. If you can do that now, here’s…
  Team Phil · [email protected]
July 31, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Election day is right around the corner

  Election day is just:   ...away. Which means it’s officially Get Out The Vote weekend John -- so let’s get Phil across the finish line. If you’re ready to help in these final few days (and have your information stored in ActBlue), click here to immediately process your contribution…
  Spencer Dixon via. PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 31, 2020 at 4:01 PM


  John --  In just a moment, I’m going to ask you to chip in a contribution toward tonight’s FINAL end-of-month fundraising deadline. This is a big one, so I hope you’ll let me explain why your donation today is so important. Our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort for Phil has been an in…
  Team Phil, via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 4:40 PM

3 important things to know:

  We’ll be direct, John -- Today is one of your last opportunities to help Phil get elected and close the gap on our final $25,000 fundraising goal before the end of the month. Here are three things you should know about the state of our race: 1. There’s less than one week until t…
  Laura Gardner via, PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 29, 2020 at 6:10 PM

One of the proudest moments of my life

  Hi John, It’s Laura (Phil’s mom) writing to you again. Phil and his team are busy with getting out the vote -- so I asked him if I could send along my reflections on his race before the fundraising deadline. It’s not an understatement to say that watching Phil run for Congress is o…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 28, 2020 at 6:31 PM

One week. Seven days. 168 hours.

  One week. Seven days. 168 hours. John, you get the picture: Our election is that close. Every single thing we do these next few days has the potential to make or break our election. I’ve been pitching in on the phones calling voters, raising money, and working with my staff to put…
  Team Phil · [email protected]
July 27, 2020 at 5:45 PM

We knew this would happen.

  Can’t say we didn’t see this one coming, John, but in just the first ten days after ballots dropped, we saw over $600,000 (!) dumped on our race in WA-10 by a super PAC and other out-of-state groups. When other candidates asked, big spenders in D.C. delivered: It’s really important…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 26, 2020 at 5:55 PM

I have pre-existing conditions, rely on prescription drugs, and served as an EMT. Here’s why I’m ready to get to work on universal health care in Congress.

John -- In a moment I’m going to ask you to contribute towards our final fundraising deadline of the primary, but first let me tell you about one of the issues that is personal to me and sparked my career in public service. I have two pre-existing conditions, rely on five daily prescription drug…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 25, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Proud to be endorsed by these WA-10 electeds.

  This is it, John. Next Friday marks our final fundraising deadline before the August 4th primary. My staff tells me I need to raise $25,000 to fully fund our Get-Out-The-Vote operation for the primary. If you’ve been thinking about supporting my campaign, today is the best opportun…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 23, 2020 at 9:45 PM

[Watch] Phil earning votes on the phones

   John -- By now you know that our grassroots team is hard-at-work on the phones dialing into the district to spread the word about Phil’s experience and vision. But Phil’s also making calls himself, and we wanted to give you a sneak peak into one of the conversations Phil had with …
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 21, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Ballots are in voters' hands

  We’re in the thick of it now, John. There are only two weeks left until election day in WA-10. We’re preparing another flight of mailers to hit mailboxes this week, but we need to raise an additional $3,107 more before midnight tonight to get them out of the door in time. Can you ru…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 6:55 PM

My last note before ballots drop

John --  With ballots arriving in voters’ mailboxes tomorrow, I want to share some reflections on what motivated me to get into this race, and how far we’ve come: When I decided to run for this office, the fact I’d be the first member of Congress from WA-10 who identifies as LGBTQ+ -- and the f…
  Team Phil · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 12:35 AM

$20 for 20 days

  John --  Earlier today we wrote to you that an outside group is putting the thumb on the scales in our race with big spend on mail for one of Phil’s opponents. So we’re going to make this simple and send a strong message -- by countering their PAC spending with the power of small d…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Volunteers vs. the PACs

  It’s happening, John. We just got word TWO outside groups are making huge ad buys for our opponents -- they’re saturating the airwaves and filling up mailboxes to prop up our opponents’ campaigns. We always knew this was a possibility and it makes this week even more important with…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 1:10 AM

Here we go >>

  I can’t believe we’re already here, John. Mail-in ballots arrive as soon as Thursday -- which means voters will start making their choice for who represents our district in a matter of days. I decided to run for Congress to continue the work my old boss Denny Heck has done to make …
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 10:25 PM

If you can help, now’s the time >>

  We have a big week ahead of us, John. Vote-by-mail ballots in our primary election are set to hit mailboxes as early as this Thursday. With just a few days left, we’re ramping up our volunteer-led voter contact program to keep persuading and turning out voters. We can use your help…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 11, 2020 at 4:05 PM

One week until ballots drop

John --  Next week is a big one, so I wanted to take this opportunity to hit pause and give you an update on where things stand in my race. For starters, mail-in ballots in my primary are set to drop in exactly one week. We had a strong showing at our first candidate debate earlier this month. …
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 9:45 PM

Sign the pledge to stop the super PACs

  John -- I sounded the alarm last week that all of my Democratic primary opponents are “red-boxing,” which means they are openly signaling to super PACs how to support their campaigns through red boxes on their websites. My old boss, Denny Heck, took a no super PAC pledge (like the …
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 6, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Phil vs. 3 super PAC candidates

  John -- We wanted to make sure you saw the news Phil exposed about his opponents at last week's debate. Three of Phil’s opponents (all Democrats) are “red-boxing,” which means they are discreetly signaling to super PACs how to support their campaigns through their websites. Phil ca…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
July 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM

An America that works for all of us

  I want to wish you a happy Fourth of July, John. This year, Independence Day falls during a challenging time -- as we’re confronted by twin crises of COVID-19 and police brutality. Not to mention a president who continues to abuse the power of his office and any sense of common dece…
  Team Phil · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Several of our opponents are doing this (not good)

  Wow, John. Did you catch that debate? They didn’t expect to hear about this:   Phil had a real zinger at yesterday’s debate -- he drew attention to the fact that three of our opponents (all Dems!) have something that looks like this red box on their website. Campaign finance law …
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Phil is headed for the debate stage.

  John --  Whew. Now that was a deadline! A big thank you to all those who helped us meet the mark on our goal. We’re in a stronger position than ever with voters in WA-10. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, we have our eyes on July 17th when ballots officially drop, so it’s not t…
  Phil Gardner (personal) · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 2:50 AM

One last update before I sign off for the night

John --  Phil here with a final update on our end of quarter FEC fundraising goal. If you feel compelled to give right now, here’s a good link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pgc-q2-2020 If I could call all 443,000 voters in WA-10, I would explain my credentials and experience on the Hill i…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 11:21 PM

We’d love to see your name on the list.

  John --  Just a quick update on our end-of-quarter FEC fundraising goal: Earlier this week, we set a goal to raise $20,000. To be honest, we’re a bit behind where we wanted to be before tonight’s deadline -- we’re still short $5,251. Can you chip in $3 to help us close that gap? If…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 5:26 PM

The right choice for the South Sound:

      Phil Gardner served as the District Director for Congressman Rep. Denny Heck in Washington's 10th District. Now, he's running to replace Denny in order to continue fighting for the people of the South Sound and our shared progressive values. If elected, …
  Pat McCarthy, via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 12:50 AM

Why I endorsed Phil Gardner.

  Hey John, Pat McCarthy here. Back in 2016, I became the first woman elected as State Auditor in Washington’s history. I’ve also successfully run for office many times before, and I can tell you from experience how rare it is for candidates to have both great policy ideas and the abi…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Here’s a status report for: [email protected]

  John, MIDNIGHT TOMORROW marks last Phil's end-of-quarter fundraising deadline. With time running out, can you check your supporter record, then make a $3 donation to help us hit our goal? June End-of-Quarter Deadline Donation Goal: $15,000 Left to Raise: $6,724 Deadline: TOMORROW …
  Laura Gardner · [email protected]
June 28, 2020 at 8:15 PM

So proud of Phil

  Hi there, it’s Laura. I’m Phil’s Mom. Phil and the team are hard at work trying to meet their end-of-quarter fundraising goal, so he asked if I could take over on email duties to send you all a quick note. BIG mistake, Philip! Yes, this is baby Phil Embarrassing (but very cute) b…
  Katherine Swarthout, via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 27, 2020 at 7:20 PM

Check out our SMART goal

  John --  I’m a big believer in SMART goals, like the one that our team set for our upcoming end of quarter FEC deadline: Specific: $15,000 in online contributions is our target Measureable: We’re tracking your contributions in real time Achievable: $3 from you sounds reasonable, rig…
  Spencer Dixon, via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM

How we win (we need you!)

  I'll keep this brief, John. We have a huge FEC fundraising deadline coming up, so I wanted to quickly remind you about a few key aspects of our pathway to victory to illustrate why your contributions are so important. - Based on our research, the winner of the August primary will li…
  Katherine Swarthout, via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 9:30 PM

Wait till you see this pic:

  Hi John, it’s Katherine again. As you may know, candidates for elected office spend a lot of time dialing friends and supporters for dollars so we can meet our fundraising marks. That means a big part of our job is working with Peter, Phil’s “call time” manager, to make sure it’s fu…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 8:58 PM

The biggest test for our campaign

John, I’m writing to you personally today to ask for your continued support for my campaign. We have a fast approaching deadline, so I hope you’ll let me explain why your support is so important. Our end of quarter FEC fundraising deadline is exactly ONE WEEK from today. This will be the final …
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 21, 2020 at 5:45 PM

THIS WEEK: Virtual Townhall with Rep. David Cicilline.

  Hey friends, We wanted to make sure you received this invite to attend Phil's virtual townall event with Congressman David Cicilline. The Congressman will be giving the latest legislative updates from Congress. We'll also fill you in on the state of our race in WA-10, and let you k…
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Recognizing Juneteenth

  John -- Today our country celebrates Juneteenth -- the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 -- Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, stating that all enslaved people were free. And to this day, we come together as …
  PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 6:55 PM

Ever heard of this guy?

  John -- Ever heard of this guy? (Pictured below next to Donald Trump) That’s Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham. If you don’t know Franklin, he’s a pretty famous far-right evangelist best-known for peddling conspiracy theories about President Obama being Muslim. More recentl…
  Phil Gardner (personal) · [email protected]
June 17, 2020 at 12:35 AM

Bumping this to the top of your inbox.

  Hey John, After I sent my note this morning, I was blown away by the response. Dozens donated. And some of you even replied with heartfelt messages of support. Thank you. We’re now only $1,041 short of hitting our mid-month fundraising goal. It looks like you haven’t chipped in yet.…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM

We need to make the most of this moment.

  Friend, there’s no doubt that we are in a defining moment in our nation’s history. We’re facing issues that really threaten the existential nature of our country -- structural racism, the climate crisis, income inequality, even our ability to respond to pandemics. But this is also a…
  Katherine Swarthout via PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 15, 2020 at 9:33 PM

We’re in our strongest position yet.

  Hey there team, Katherine here, with a quick update on the status of our fundraising efforts. The end of this month marks our FINAL FEC fundraising deadline before the August primary, it’s pretty crucial that we report a big number to send a message of strength and broad support. …
  Team Gardner via. PhilGardner.com · [email protected]
June 13, 2020 at 7:05 PM

It’s not enough that Democrats control the House.

  We'll be direct, team. We have a critical FEC fundraising deadline at the end of this month. How we measure up will set the tone headed into the summer and inform how robust our campaign operation will look before ballots begin hitting mailboxes in July. We’re humbly asking if you …
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 12, 2020 at 10:46 PM

Breaking: Trump attacks LGBTQ health protections

  Friends, Four years ago today, our nation witnessed what was to that point the deadliest mass shooting in recent memory: the Orlando nightclub shooting. Today serves as a reminder of the progress we still need to make on the issue of gun violence and mass shootings -- not to mentio…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 10, 2020 at 11:33 PM

ENDORSEMENT ALERT: Young Democrats of Washington

  Friend -- I’m thrilled to announce I’ve received the sole endorsement of the Young Democrats of Washington! Having served as a former YDWA National Committeeperson, I’m honored and humbled to receive this endorsement. Can you chip in $3 to help us continue the momentum? From Gret…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 10:23 PM

Join me for a Virtual Townhall with Rep. David Cicilline!

  Hey there! I wanted to reach out and personally invite you to a virtual townall event I am hosting alongside Congressman David Cicilline. The Congressman will be giving the latest legislative updates from Congress. We'll also fill you in on the state of my race in WA-10, and let yo…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 12:40 AM

PETITION: Protect Orcas in Puget Sound

  Today is World Oceans Day. Last year, Washington state conservation groups sued the Trump Administration to protect the resident orca whale population in our South Sound. Luckily they were able to force a victory. But I have to be honest: without that suit, Trump would never have pu…
  Phil Gardner · [email protected]
June 7, 2020 at 10:17 PM

Say Their Names and Take Action

  Content warning: this email contains references to police violence. This is an incredibly trying time for many. If you need to close out of this email right now, we understand and our thoughts are with you. John -- Breonna Taylor. Nina Pop. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. George Floyd…