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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:23 PM
Original message
Poll question: Have you contributed financially to a Democratic candidate?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:44 PM by cboy4
And if not, why?

Is it because you don't have the money to spare, or because you have a fundamental problem with turning your hard earned money over to politicians who live a life of luxury you can only dream about.

**For clarification, I'm talking about this election cycle**

** Also, donating to the Democratic Party counts as a "yes."

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:24 PM
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1. Yes. Not much, but Kucinich got a few bucks from me.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:25 PM
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2. I donated to Kucinich and regret it now
Knowing how he voted on the Iraq bill
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:40 PM
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17. Don't Give Up on Dennis
I think he knew it would pass the House without him, and he didn't want his name on anything less than a full withdrawal. I LIKE to think that in a real vote, where his vote would matter, he'd do the right thing.

I contributed to Kucinich's campaign: the first time I've ever donated to a politician. It was my way of saying, "I'm with you, Dennis...for better or worse."
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:41 PM
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18. Thing is I don't want show votes - I want solutions
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:53 PM
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24. I Don't Blame You
Truth be told, while I can rationalize it away if I have to, I was disappointed in Dennis, too. :(
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:25 PM
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3. Hillary got my cash.
I gave in May. O8)
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:26 PM
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4. I'm waititng for Gore.
he's the only one worthy of my cash.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:58 PM
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26. Me too.
Although I have donated to Edwards before the Run, Al Run fervor intensified. If Al definitely isn't in, I'll donate again.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:27 PM
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5. I donated to barbara boxer. and 3.33 to kucinich for bill 333.
The fact that she stood up against the ohio 2004 "vote count" was important to me.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:30 PM
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6. I'm waiting to see who is going to bring up SINGLE PAYER health care
Other than that I'm not decided on a candidate yet.
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:46 AM
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28. your only option is Dennis Kucinich.
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 04:46 AM by cyclezealot
he is the only one who thumbs his nose at the special interests.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:30 PM
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7. I donate to the party, does that count as a yes?
Then i vote the straight ticket.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:32 PM
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10. Yea, that's a yes
:)
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:30 PM
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8. I don't have a candidate yet.
Sorry, I just don't know who I will support.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:31 PM
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9. Other - Keeping my powder dry
Some of us have long memories.

When the right Democratic candidate steps forward with a clear plan to end this war, I'll be there to back him or her up.

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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:33 PM
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11. Kucinich, the only one who will get me to open my checking acct.
I might be open minded to Edwards. He usually takes Kucinich's ideas, if you give him enough time.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:33 PM
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12. I tend to wait until we have a nominee
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:35 PM
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13. I donate to the Party because I do not vote. nt
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Cookie wookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:37 PM
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14. I have but not in this election cycle yet.
I don't like any of the candidates that much -- well, I do like Edwards but don't see him having the kind of strong personal magnetism or whatever you call it to win. He's beautiful (does that count)! I like what he has to say!
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:39 PM
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15. Donated via DU
as I hope everyone did, no matter who their candidate is.

DK has my support.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:39 PM
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16. Ever? Or this election cycle?
I gave what I could afford to Wesley Clark in 2004. This year, I'm not too happy with the choices for president and haven't picked a candidate; therefore, I haven't given to any presidential candidate this cycle.

Also, there is no Dem running against our Republican congressman (wouldn't win anyway - plus our Republican actually voted against the war, so he's not too bad) and a Dem hasn't yet announced to take on Lamar Alexander for Senate: http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20070525/pl_cq_politics/alex...

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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:43 PM
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19. my question, too...

...it's kind of really a shame that the 08 race is so all consuming that many didn't even think twice and assumed it that way.

Yes on ever, and no on the 08 race. Not until Jan 08 will I give.

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:43 PM
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20. This cycle. I should have been more specific n/t
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:45 PM
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21. i've donated to 7 of them so far, 5 were my choice and 2 others were the request
of my daughter who actually gave me $60 and ask that i give $30 to 2 different candidates.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:47 PM
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22. I donated to my local candidates and russ feingold
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:50 PM
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23. Not yet, my last contribution to a presidential candidate was to John Kerry
who folded like a cheap card table in his concession to *.

Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again.


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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:54 PM
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25. Do you think they
need the paltry amount I could manage to scrape up?
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:13 PM
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27. Yes, to Kucinich.
A small amount.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:47 AM
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29. Yes.
I sure have. I do not have the resources to give any large donations, but I have made donations to democrats for years. I have donated to four of the democrats in the presidential primaries thus far in '07.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:50 AM
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30. I'm waiting until after September...
Like the democrats did about Iraq.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:00 AM
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31. Other: I'm undecided.Though a 180 in my thinking is - Kucinich is starting to look real good. n/t
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 06:01 AM by deacon
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dEMOK Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:08 AM
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32. Why should I give to a party which abandoned its principles...
I donate to no party.

Multi-national corporate PAC's bought Bill Clinton (NAFTA) before they bought Bush (NAFTA/Oil/Arms Traitor). :puke:

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:30 AM
Response to Reply #32
36. So should I put you down as a "no?"
LOL
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:35 AM
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33. Not yet
My preference (Al Gore) is not a candidate as of now, so I will
wait to see who comes closest to what I agree with. I did send
money to Howard Dean (i.e. the DNC), as his tireless work on behalf of
Democratic Congressional and Senatorial candidates around the
country is something I consider vital.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:36 AM
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34. When Gore announces the money will flow, until then, nothing.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:45 AM
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35. Only To House & Senate Races
I have no horse in the Presidential American Idol competition and it won't matter here as by the time our primary happens the nomination is long over.

Instead, my money goes locally where it can get more bang for the buck...looking for Progressive candidates for both the House & Senate...helping them get their campaigns off the ground and on a solid footing to win a bigger majority next year. I usually donate to one candidate a month...but lately that has been more like 2 to 3...and I expect this to continue through next year's election.

Last year I donated to the DNC...a thank-you after the election for the work Dr. Dean has done and to further expand his 50-state project. I'll be donating again later this year as well.

I always look at my campaign contributions as an investment in both our democracry and the many candidates that I've felt best represent my values and expectations. Fortunately I have the few extra sheckles to donate...but even when there was more month than money, I found a way to forward something to candidates I believed in.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:31 AM
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37. I donate locally for judges and state legislators
That way I can see the results.

Oh I give to a few alderman because that is what you have to do in chicago.

I'm waiting nationally.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:35 AM
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38. Here is how I respond to their requests for money:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:45 AM
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40. Is Bill Clinton running?
;)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:46 AM
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41. He wants money for the DSCC
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:39 AM
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39. Several Dem candidates saw some green from me.
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KillCapitalism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:48 AM
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42. I plan to donate to Edwards. n/t
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:49 AM
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43. Yes, I give to "Dollars for Democrats" (Alaska)
and I have donated to the campaign of Diane Benson who is running against Don Young in the House.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:51 AM
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44. not this go-round
I've given in the past, both time and money, but they've let me down time and time and time again
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