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  •  Only over a certain dollar amount, I think. (0+ / 0-)

    And yes, I have donated to many.

    •  In NJ, it's $300.00 (2+ / 0-)
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      Nimbus, sulthernao

      Then your name goes on an ELEC report.

      I yam what I yam. And that's all what I yam.

      by SpamNunn on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 07:38:56 PM PDT

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      •  Federally it's $200. (3+ / 0-)
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        Or at least for the Presidential race, but I'm pretty sure it's all of them.

        One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!)

        by AUBoy2007 on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 07:39:54 PM PDT

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        •  actually it's always zero (0+ / 0-)

          It's not possible to donate even 5 cents to a campaign without disclosing your personal info, maybe not to the public, but to the campaign itself, which is the person I most want to keep it away from since they will never stop hitting me up for more.  And if I donate enough to them, I start getting influence, which should never be obtainable in exchange for money.

          Nobody should be allowed to donate directly to campaigns.  All donations should be sent to the FEC and forwarded to the campaign's at the donor's direction, as one monthly check.  The FEC acts like a federal Act Blue that way.  And if the donors' total amount is over $200 (or whatever), then the FEC publishes the info.  If the amount is less, the info stays secret and the campaign never learns where the money came from.

          I don't donate to campaigns at all because of the disclosure.  I do volunteer work for some of them but I don't give any personal info when I volunteer.  Part of the Obama campaign's creepiness was its obsession with getting personal info from everyone who contacted it.  Dude, if I want further communication with your campaign in the future, I know where to find it.  I don't want it finding me.

          •  Wrong. (4+ / 0-)
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            The FEC permits completely anonymous contributions up to $50.

            By self-limiting my total incoming and expenditures for my US Senate run to $5,000, and not accepting any contribution over $50, I was totally exempted from record keeping. (I actually only accepted $1 contributions.)

            I've filed again for 2012.

            $1 contributions accepted at
            Masel for Senate
            1214 East Mifflin St.
            Madison, WI

            (Cash preferred.)

            When Sheriff Arpaio asks for my papers, I'll hand him a pack of ZigZags.

            by ben masel on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 09:21:42 PM PDT

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            •  very interesting, thanks (0+ / 0-)

              I tried to give $5 to a campaign once and they wanted me to fill in a disclosure form, so I didn't donate.  I'll put $1 in the mail to you.

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