Here is what we got in that short period of time:
PRO/ANTI TOPIC or CANDIDATE (# received)
PRO Full Democratic ticket (2)
PRO State school board candidate (1)
ANTI State issue 6 (4 -- all different)
PRO Republican State Senate candidate (1)
PRO Local issues 27 and 28 (1)
ANTI Democratic presidential candidate (1)
PRO Democratic presidential candidate (2)
ANTI Republican presidential candidate (13 -- all different!)
ANTI Republican U.S. Congress candidate (7 -- all different)
ANTI Democratic U.S. Congress candidate (26 -- 3 pairs and the rest all different)
ANTI Democratic State Rep. candidate (5 -- all different)
PRO Democratic State Rep. candidate (22 -- 5 + 4 + 5 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2)
ANTI Republican State Rep. candidate (8 -- 4 + 3 + 1)
PRO Republican State Rep. candidate (5 -- 2 + 1 + 1 + 1)
The PRO ones for either Democrats or Republicans tended to be warm and fuzzy with pictures of smiling families, complete with children and dogs.
A lot of the ANTI ones were incredibly nasty -- the kind of thing that one might get in trouble for in the second grade.
I'm not sure what this says, except what everyone already knows. The campaign was full of destructive appeals to emotion. Very, very sad.
On the bright side, instead of recycling those mailers one at a time, I now have the pleasure of hearing the thump as they all hit the recycling container at once. Absolutely the best place for them.