pjbogart wrote:I donated $50 a couple of weeks ago and was immediately bombarded with about ten solicitations for more political donations. That's not a reason not to support Burke and other candidates, but it's a good reason not to answer your phone for about a week unless you recognize the number.
It never stops.
My wife is a Republican, at least in theory. The GOP candidates the past couple of decades have been so bad on the national and state levels she votes for the donkey MUCH more often than the elephant.
For whatever reason, she has a special hatred for the Bush family. Understandable. She also, at one point, decided she really, really liked John Kerry. Uh, OK. So, back in 2004, she donated about $25 to the DNC.
Apparently, the DNC gives out or sells its lists of donors to all sorts of lefties.
For years afterwards, the calls were pretty continuous. Every Democratic or generally liberal organization around called her for money. We even got calls during the 2012 election cycle. We even changed our phone number, and the calls still didn't stop.
By this time the calls are a lot less frequent. I would expect a few calls close to the election, and probably more calls in 2016.
The confusion I get on the other end when I tell them DW is a Republican is really amusing.
So, I decided never to give money to any candidate, no matter how deserving. A decade or more of phone solicitations is too high a price to pay.