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View Poll Results: Are you a political campaign donor?
No 30 51.72%
Yes, to a single campaign 18 31.03%
Yes, to multiple campaigns 10 17.24%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Just wondering how many C-D posters actually donate to political campaigns instead of trying to accomplish the same thing by posting obsessively on here.

For the purposes of this poll, a political "campaign" pertains to a candidate or a ballot measure, not a general party war chest or a SuperPAC.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I donated to Gary Johnson.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Not now, not ever. I need my money far more than they do.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: California
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Nope. As far as I know I've never donated to a political candidate/cause in my life. I donate money to help the sick and less fortunate, not to fund other peoples ambitions. I also throw a few bucks towards things that bring me joy...whatever they may be.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just wondering how many C-D posters actually donate to political campaigns instead of trying to accomplish the same thing by posting obsessively on here.

For the purposes of this poll, a political "campaign" pertains to a candidate or a ballot measure, not a general party war chest or a SuperPAC.
Have for the first time in my life. I've given money to Romney, Chris Edwards (running for Congress here in LV) and Dean Heller (to defeat Shelly Berkley **shudder**)! Not a lot of money, but what I could. The day I gave the most to all three was the day the SCOTUS ruled Obamacare was a tax!
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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We (my wife and I) are our own charity. We can no longer afford to give to even the charities we wish to give to, let alone a political donation. Perhaps when my wife and I no longer have any medical bills, get out of our trailer park to a home, and have money left over then we'll start donating money to charity again.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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Yes, all local.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Just wondering how many C-D posters actually donate to political campaigns instead of trying to accomplish the same thing by posting obsessively on here.

For the purposes of this poll, a political "campaign" pertains to a candidate or a ballot measure, not a general party war chest or a SuperPAC.
No. Politicans come and go, and there are better causes to donate to than some politician's bank account.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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We (my wife and I) are our own charity. We can no longer afford to give to even the charities we wish to give to, let alone a political donation. Perhaps when my wife and I no longer have any medical bills, get out of our trailer park to a home, and have money left over then we'll start donating money to charity again.
Just a quick word on "we can't afford".

I am not saying you should donate to anyone, but I'd say 99% of the time when someone says "I can't afford" anything, they have cable TV, they have a cell phone, and they drive a vehicle with very poor gas mileage.

Not saying that's you, but most of the time, many people can afford way more then they think they can.

Its hard, but a family of three can make ends meet in a lot of areas of the country, for less then 20k a year.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I have only donated to Romney since I have no Senators running this year and my new Representative is not a Republican I want to see elected. If my present Rep. had asked for some money he would have got it because he does great work for the people he represents.
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