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Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:30 PM

Looking for advice about political contributions (not for Primary Candidates)

I just got a letter from the DNC/Barack Obama asking for a donation. In the past, I have spent money monthly during the election year supporting the Democratic candidate for the House from my district, the Senate from my state, and the presidential candidate (and Democrxatic candidate for Governor in Virginia, which happens on an off year). On occasion, I have sent money to the DCCC or the DNC, but not usually. The DCCC constantly solicits me by phone, the DNC not so much.

I will have enough money to donate to my candidates, and then will have a bit left over. Does it makes sense to provide a donation to the DNC, or should I choose an out-of-state candidate (specifically, Senate races in Kentucky and Maine)?

Thanks for thinking about this and helping me make my decision

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:38 PM

1. I would send the money to the candidates of your choosing

rather than the DNC or the DCCC.

Just my opinion.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:40 PM

2. Thank you for responding!

I imagine the DNC/DCCC skim some off the top for operational costs, reducing what goes to the candidates themselves.

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Response to phylny (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. Most likely they do

to cover the overhead of such things as sending out that solicitation for donations.

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