MT Campaign Coverage Fund

$17,150 of $20k goal

Raised by 489 people in 6 months
MT
Michael Tracey  NEW YORK, NY

Hi there.  I've been covering the 2016 presidential campaign in a variety of capacities for its duration, and it really has been gratifying to receive such regular feedback: glowingly positive, ferociously negative, and everything in between. 

I would like to spend the final two weeks "on the road," talking to voters in some of the electorally-pivotal areas, rather than stay ensconced in my elite coastal enclave. (Heh, heh.)

Doing this requires funds for basic expenses. While I love and can't imagine doing much else, journalism/political commentary isn't especially lucrative. Therefore, I humbly ask that if you've appreciated my work over the past months to consider making a modest contribution. Again, the money would go to basic expenses: car upkeep, lodging, food, that kind of thing. I really have no desire to spend profligately.

If you've gained insight from my recent output -- whether on Twitter , the various outlets I contribute articles to, my YouTube channel, Medium postings , or elsewhere -- then you might consider a small donation so I can keep it going, and get on the road. If you've hated my recent work, that's OK too. I love my losers and haters. Love them. They're tremendous.

If I'm able to garner a decent sum, I'll head out soon, and though I can't make any iron-clad guarantees about the nature of my resulting coverage, I can guarantee that I'll continue doing my best. I prefer being indebted to my readers/followers instead of fellow media chatterers. Thanks!

@mtracey

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Update 6
Posted by Michael Tracey
3 months ago
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Greetings, friends. One reason my 2016 was really, surprisingly fruitful is because I got such amazing support from you all -- it's enabled me to do a lot of reporting, writing, and YouTubing that might not have otherwise been possible. I plan to continue this in the year ahead, and already have some noteworthy endeavors in the works. So, thank you for everything. I of course would appreciate your continued support via GoFundMe -- I'd also appreciate your continued support via other channels, financial or otherwise. Tweet me (@mtracey) or email me -- let's keep in touch.

Happy New Year,
MT
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Update 5
Posted by Michael Tracey
5 months ago
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Greetings all. This fundraising campaign has been successful enough that I believe it is viable to use GoFundMe as a running, sustained source to underwrite my journalistic endeavors. The presidential election is now over, but there is much work ahead. Because so many people got it wrong -- fatally, catastrophically wrong -- it seems obvious to me that we need entirely new modes of journalism going forward, otherwise our media class will be continually hobbled by fatal group-think. Therefore, I am going to leave this GoFundMe open for the foreseeable future: your support is highly appreciated.
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Update 4
Posted by Michael Tracey
5 months ago
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Howdy all. Thanks to your generosity I've been on the road for 8 days -- Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and now North Carolina, where I'll be through Election Day. You can check my tweets, Medium page, and VICE page for what I've put out thus far. I've decided that I will stay on the road for an additional week to gauge reaction to the result Tuesday, so am raising my "goal" accordingly. If you'd like to contribute, that's wonderful and appreciated. Thanks.
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Update 3
Posted by Michael Tracey
6 months ago
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Another update for 10/26:
I've increased my "goal" for those who'd like to contribute further, but won't continue actively soliciting donations in the short-term. Again, thanks to all who made this such an incredible success.
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$17,150 of $20k goal

Raised by 489 people in 6 months
Created October 23, 2016
MT
Michael Tracey  
$10
Anonymous
3 months ago
$40
Anonymous
3 months ago
NM
$20
Nellie McKay
3 months ago
RC
$100
Ruth Cason
3 months ago
$15
Daniel Anagnostis
3 months ago
JP
$20
Jonathan Pickard
3 months ago

Thanks always for defending Our Precious Essence from preening Establishment liberals.

$10
Anonymous
3 months ago
$20
Stephen Saintonge
3 months ago

You've become one of my favorite web people. Even when I disagree with you, I learn. Keep up the good work.

$15
Anonymous
3 months ago
CI
$50
Chander Iyer
3 months ago

Love your incisive analysis and drive in the face of the Propaganda from the Obama admin and the Clinton hacks in the media about the Red Scare that is Putin. I could not be more proud in donating to a journalist with critical investigating and thinking chops.

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