"I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and thank you for being an essential part of our Republican team.
"Every year, I find myself more and more grateful to live in a country founded upon the principles of freedom, opportunity and limited government. A country where dreams can be chased and goals can be achieved. A country where “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is sought and celebrated.
"That’s what is at stake this election. And that’s why it is so important we have you in the fight to preserve our core principles.
"Thank you for continuing to stand by our side. I look forward to what this year brings for you, our party and our country.
"Peter, I hope you have a happy birthday. Thanks again for your continued support of the GOP.
And right below the closing is a link to donate money.
"An essential part of our Republican team?" I have never donated to the RNC, I've never given my email to them, I have had zero contact with them, and for over a decade, just about everything I've written about them has been negative. And not only do they have my email, they apparently know my birthday, too.
I guess that Patriot Act wasn't just for national defense after all....