A note to candidates

First and foremost, thank you for stepping up to the plate and running for public office. We (my wife and I) wish we could support every candidate who asks us to but unfortunately our pockets are not that deep. So here's the deal: if you send me an email with a link to your campaign site, we will look at it. We contribute mainly to races where small contributions seem to have the best chance of moving the needle. That means we mostly contribute to low-profile congressional races in districts that are not heavily gerrymandered, and mostly in mid-term years. Because this is a presidential election, we are focused mainly on supporting groups that are engaged in voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts rather than direct contributions to campaigns. But it can't hurt to ask. So send me an email (the address is at the bottom of my home page) and include the word "dumptrump" (no spaces) in the subject line to get past my spam filter.

PLEASE NOTE: We do most of our contributions very early in the campaign cycle, starting well before the primaries. If you are contacting me for the first time to solicit a contribution for the 2020 election, you are way too late. Try me again after next June if you are planning to run in 2022.

Also, if you are representing a PAC or other organization, you should know that we have three different budgets for making contribution, one for tax-deductible contributions, one of non-deductible contributions that can be made from corporate funds, and a third for non-deductible contributions that have to come from personal funds (i.e. PACs that pass the money on to campaigns). Please make it easy for us to figure out which budget to assign your contribution to. If you have multiple options, let us know. Also, we prefer to make contributions from the first two categories (deductible and corporate) by check because it makes our record-keeping easier so please let us know who to make the check out to and where to mail it. The easier you make it for us to give you money, the more likely we are to do it. We really want to say yes.