The Political Insider: Marketing Politics to a Spamtrap

The Political Insider, a newsletter about conservative U.S. political issues which appears to be produced by a marketing firm in Alexandria, Virginia, recently started appearing in my spamtrap. It is sent to an email address that was closed in 2004. The email nonetheless indicates that the email address was added to the system on May 7, 2012. The email was sent by ESP BlueHornet, a division of Digital River. URLs in the message body point to a marketing firm, Paramount Communication Group.

Today’s email was sent on behalf of the campaign of Duane Sand, candidate for U.S. Senate from North Dakota. The Political Insider newsletter is being sent to the same spamtrap as the Vision to America spam that I reported last month, and is similar in tone and content. This is especially noticeable with the exact date provided when the spamtrap was added to their system. :/

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        for <xxx>; Fri, 11 May 2012 08:xx:xx <xxx>
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Subject: Dick Morris: Don't Let the Senate Hold America Hostage
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From: The Political Insider <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Dick Morris: Don’t Let the Senate Hold America Hostage

Dear Fellow Conservative,

I’m sick and tired of the United States Senate holding America hostage.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in cahoots with Barack Obama and Joe Biden to implement their radical left agenda, so he’s doing everything in his power to sabotage House Republicans’ plans to direct America off the disaster course they’ve put us on. The key to righting our economy? Firing the “Three Un-Wise Men.” King Barack, Prince Harry and Joe the Joker must go. It’s time to reinstate our conservative values in Washington, and that’s why I’ve endorsed Duane Sand for the open Senate seat in North Dakota.



Dick Morris

P.S. The “Three Un-Wise Men”-King Barack, Prince Harry and Joe the Joker-are destroying America. We can stop them by reclaiming a conservative majority in the U.S. Senate. Will you help Duane Sand win the GOP’s most likely pick-up seat by chipping in $25, $50, $100 or more today?

Paid for by Duane Sand for U.S. Senate

Duane Sand for U.S. Senate
418 East Rosser Ave Suite 110
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
P.O. Box 25574
Alexandria, VA 22313

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