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  •  I got great thank yous (3+ / 0-)
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    AlphaGeek, blueyedace2, RosyFinch

    from John Laesch, Carol Gay and Linda Stender in addition to the people you name above.  They are classy  candidates.  In fact, I feel bad Linda keeps sending me thank you notes as I give $5 each week.  

    Anyway, I give to the candidates though the internet.  So my advice is have a link to actblue or have a nice website for donations.  No paypal.  

    •  what I dislike (4+ / 0-)

      are the endless fundraising letters from Democratic bigshots for Hillary or Bob Casey.  Please, I know they have a ton of money already, they don't need my little donation.  These guys should have been supporting Tester and Webb -- and Carter -- like we were.

      •  Contributions to the "big shots" are inefficient (3+ / 0-)
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        Baldwiny, AlphaGeek, blueyedace2

        I have to believe the internet has democratized fundraising to the extent that the 10,000 contributors that make multiple contributions each campaign cycle - now allocate those resources more efficiently and effectively than the parties ever could.

        In other words:

        Multiple smaller campaign specific internet contributions are a more effective and efficient method than a single large contribution to a major party.

        How do you know a Republican is lying? Ask one: If the Republicans can lower gas prices for 60 days before an election, why won't they do it all the time?

        by ca democrat on Fri Sep 15, 2006 at 06:03:15 PM PDT

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      •  This is my pet peeve (3+ / 0-)
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        AlphaGeek, blueyedace2, myrealname
        Here in Ohio, we are fighting for the life of our state. Electing the Democratic ticket literally means the economic future of this state. Never in my memory have the Democrats run a better slate of candidates, while the Republicans have an entire ticket of useless, corrupt, ideological bottom-feeding scum. I'm deeply frustrated that I have little to give any of them financially, particularly those like attorney general candidate Marc Dann http://www.dannforohio.com/...

        who has a well-known, well-funded opponent who has outraised him by a large margin and who is so completely corrupt and do-nothing that she will set the state back dramatically if she gets elected -as she has a good chance of doing. (The rare coins guy got past four years of her watch as auditor)

        Then I get these desperate pleas for money from Hillary. "My opponent will say and do anything to smear me." "The Republicans want nothing more than to stop me." Blah blah blah. Hillary, they can say you are a serial-killing, pedophile terrorist who tortures (oh wait, they like that!) infants (in fact they probably already have). You are still going to win by a huge margin. You do not need my Ohio money!

        At least John Kerry is usually begging for money for specific worthy candidate. i know he's not running. But Hillary barely needs to run either.

      •  Heh (0+ / 0-)

        I wouldn't call Bob Casey a big shot -- he's not even an incumbent, and lost his last campaign for office.

        Hillary, on the other hand... fsck Hillary.  From what I understand, she has raised the bulk of her staggering war chest (way over $100M) through large donations, and is in fact the queen bee of the NY-area fundraising scene.  She doesn't need my money, doesn't particularly represent my interests, and... well, I'll stop there.

        As you say, any letter an individual donor gets from Hillary at this point should be in support of another candidate in a tight race.  Pity she hasn't been doing that more.

        -AG

        (-3.00, -5.28) -- I'm a libertarian capitalist Democrat

        by AlphaGeek on Fri Sep 15, 2006 at 10:49:50 PM PDT

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    •  Tell campaign not send more letters ... (3+ / 0-)
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      worriedmom, Doolittle Sothere, ritzl

      There are a number of campaigns that I have given several times. After the first donation, I tell them that one thank you is enough. If I keep receiving thank yous, then I think about stopping these donations.

      By the way, please think about sending $5.01 donations ...

      9/11/2006 ... Day 1825, A count worth keeping? Or, Osama Bin Forgotten?

      by besieged by bush on Sat Sep 16, 2006 at 10:16:13 PM PDT

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