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Are there any benefits to owning a Trump Card?

Trump-branded cards were given out to those who donated $45 to Trump’s PAC as part of a fundraising campaign. Other than physically having the card, and being able to show it to others, are there any ...
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To what degree is foreign financial support allowed in US politics?

We often get lost in the is-ought problem. To what degree would a presidential candidate be allowed to accept money from foreign corporations, and foreign governments? Please include typical ...
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In US campaign fundraising email, are the "matches" used to encourage giving actually real?

I receive a great deal of political fundraising email, and I'm often enticed to give by the prospect that my donation will be "matched" by wealthy donors. And yet, one candidate's website disclosed ...
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How to donate to most likely minor party congressional candidate in the US?

I would like to see non-major-party candidates elected to congress. I don't care which state, and I don't much care what their platform is. Are there any political organizations whose mission is to ...
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Local campaign norms?

Given a local campaign, say for city council, I have the following questions: Albeit a rough estimate, how soon should a local candidate begin publicly campaigning? How many days per week does the ...
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If I were to lose an election for federal office, what can I do with my leftover campaign money?

Suppose I'm running for some federal-level position in the United States. Along the way, I'm raising campaign funding for all of the usual reasons. Then the election comes, but I lose. I still have ...
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Anonymous donation regulations from the Federal Election Commission

I want to contribute to a federal candidate. I don't want to disclose any of my contact information to them in doing so. I've confirmed that my bank's electronic bill-pay sends a check with only my ...
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What's the explanation behind Obama's joke about Bernie Sanders?

I am French and not well-informed on everything happening with the US election. Hence my puzzled state when hearing the joke Obama made about Bernie Sanders: You look like a million bucks. Or, to ...