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#1 Posted on 24.3.04 1405.15
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#2 Posted on 24.3.04 1413.58
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I've given money to none of them because I don't donate to federal candidates!
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#3 Posted on 24.3.04 1422.10
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    I've given money to none of them because I don't donate to federal candidates!


Question strictly out of curiosity and me not knowing the answer: given your job, are you even allowed to make federal candidate contributions?
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#4 Posted on 24.3.04 1514.20
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Originally posted by Grimis
      I've given money to none of them because I don't donate to federal candidates!


    Question strictly out of curiosity and me not knowing the answer: given your job, are you even allowed to make federal candidate contributions?



Don't know about Grimis but as a state employee, I can give money to anyone but it is preferred that I not really endorse anyone and can say nothing regarding university issues. Lobbying is verboten.
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#5 Posted on 24.3.04 1525.44
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
        Originally posted by Grimis
        I've given money to none of them because I don't donate to federal candidates!


      Question strictly out of curiosity and me not knowing the answer: given your job, are you even allowed to make federal candidate contributions?



    Don't know about Grimis but as a state employee, I can give money to anyone but it is preferred that I not really endorse anyone and can say nothing regarding university issues. Lobbying is verboten.


ALSO as a state employee I can say that roughly the same rules apply. And in all fairness within a week two separate people were asked to remove the "For President" signs in my building...one was for Bush, one was for Kerry.

But I have no lean on me to make a federal contribution either. It's also worth noting that in the mail the other day I got a suck-up form letter from the DNC that looked a lot like the one my alma matter sends every 6 months. Well, except for the Prez-bashing. Otherwise it was asking how much I was willing to contribute. Just like FIU would.

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#6 Posted on 24.3.04 1548.08
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    Question strictly out of curiosity and me not knowing the answer: given your job, are you even allowed to make federal candidate contributions?
I can give money to federal candidates, as I do state and local candidates. But the federal candidates I support(Bush, EJ Pipkin, etc) can raise plenty of money on their own. I'd rather support my friends and colleagues locally, where my money can have a greater impact.
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#7 Posted on 24.3.04 1600.40
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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Question strictly out of curiosity and me not knowing the answer: given your job, are you even allowed to make federal candidate contributions?
    I can give money to federal candidates, as I do state and local candidates. But the federal candidates I support(Bush, EJ Pipkin, etc) can raise plenty of money on their own. I'd rather support my friends and colleagues locally, where my money can have a greater impact.


Gotcha. I felt the same way when I got the aforementioned DNC letter.
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#8 Posted on 24.3.04 1834.11
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Who's EJ Pipkin.

I too only give to local candidates, with the exception being my former Senator Russ Feingold. I'm a City employee, and it's technically OK. This being New York, however, visibly supporting non-incumbents (meaning Democrats for State Senate, GOP for State Assembly, or not the current Municipal Officials) is generally not too great for your career.
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#9 Posted on 24.3.04 1837.02
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Originally posted by DrDirt
        Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
          Originally posted by Grimis
          I've given money to none of them because I don't donate to federal candidates!


        Question strictly out of curiosity and me not knowing the answer: given your job, are you even allowed to make federal candidate contributions?



      Don't know about Grimis but as a state employee, I can give money to anyone but it is preferred that I not really endorse anyone and can say nothing regarding university issues. Lobbying is verboten.


    ALSO as a state employee I can say that roughly the same rules apply. And in all fairness within a week two separate people were asked to remove the "For President" signs in my building...one was for Bush, one was for Kerry.

    But I have no lean on me to make a federal contribution either. It's also worth noting that in the mail the other day I got a suck-up form letter from the DNC that looked a lot like the one my alma matter sends every 6 months. Well, except for the Prez-bashing. Otherwise it was asking how much I was willing to contribute. Just like FIU would.








Wait, the Democratic fundraising letters are in crayon? (I taught there for a year in a Gordon Rule class. I'm allowed to insult the students intelligence. "Europe is a new country." "World War I led to the formation of the National League." Dear God.).
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#10 Posted on 24.3.04 1937.22
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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    Who's EJ Pipkin.

The next US Senator from Maryland...

(edited by Grimis on 24.3.04 2038)
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#11 Posted on 25.3.04 0713.53
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Wait, the Democratic fundraising letters are in crayon? (I taught there for a year in a Gordon Rule class. I'm allowed to insult the students intelligence. "Europe is a new country." "World War I led to the formation of the National League." Dear God.).


That's what you get for teaching at a commuter college. By the way and for the record, I didn't take my history credits at FIU. :D
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#12 Posted on 25.3.04 0825.38
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Cool...other than a couple of bones thrown to General Clark, my magical duplex land is Bush Country.
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#13 Posted on 25.3.04 1158.19
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Cool...other than a couple of bones thrown to General Clark, my magical duplex land is Bush Country.


Along those lines, I know that New Jersey is a state that favors Democrats. When I used this page though for two different zip codes in South Jersey, the Bush contributions easily dwarved all the other candidates.

I did love though that the lowest figure was some dude from Mount Holly, NJ giving Dennis Kucinich five dollars.
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#14 Posted on 26.3.04 0038.50
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It's weird how the voting patterns and the giving patterns fon't always add up. Look at Oklahoma and New Hampshire, both pretty solid GOP states, but which seems to give money mostly to the Dems. Or Oregon, Michigan, and Wisconsin - all swing states that give overwhelmingly to the GOP.
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#15 Posted on 26.3.04 0155.37
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What I found interesting while looking over my community was the number of housewives or "homemakers" who donated 2,000 (the max) to the Bush Campaign. Hmmmmmmm.
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#16 Posted on 27.3.04 0119.24
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In my zip code... here's the breakdown...

$22,245 Bush, 1,000 Clark, 150 Edwards

But if you look at my "from", that really shouldn't be all that surprising.
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#17 Posted on 27.3.04 2006.33
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Wanna see where YOUR money goes...as in the individual bills? Enter their serial numbers on Where's George? 2.0!
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#18 Posted on 27.3.04 2323.58
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Cool...other than a couple of bones thrown to General Clark, my magical duplex land is Bush Country.


Pretty interesting... I'm about a half-hour south of Green Bay and, with only one exception, my li'l community is apparently very Democratic, with most of the donations going to Gephardt and Dean.

As a side note, Bush is going to be speaking just a mile away from my apartment on Tuesday... between the motorcade, the looky-loos, and the protesters, my commute is gonna be hell.

(edited by OKterrific on 27.3.04 2331)
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