Skip to comments.Trump team looks to cash in on Black Friday
Posted on 11/25/2016 11:01:40 AM PST by conservative98
Donald Trumps online campaign shop is joining the Black Friday madness.
The president-elects campaign is cashing in on the busy shopping day by offering 30 percent off his Make America Great Again gear, according to an email blast sent Friday.
But to score a bargain on The Donalds retail goodies including caps, foam fingers and buttons buyers are required to enter their employer and occupation on the shops website.
A Trump spokeswoman said the information would be used for future fundraising.
That information is required for all political fundraising, said spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
To tap into the sale, Trump fans must enter the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY, along with credit card and email information.
Trump apparel up for grabs on the online shop include T-shirts that read #BuildTheWall and #BigLeague. On Wednesday, the campaign rolled out a $149 Christmas red and gold ornament with the slogan Make America Great Again.
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30% Off Code: BLACKFRIDAY
And 90% off the ‘Lock Her Up’ swag? Kidding, kidding...
I’m looking for a commemorative “Locked Her Out! - 2016” ornament.
I bought a couple of MAGA hats for myself.
Always good to have a spare!
Well, he is a accomplished businessman...and he will need lots of cash for 4 years from now.....
SERIOUSLY? you have to disclose your employer whenever you make a political donation. What are they trying to imply here? They can’t be that dumb.
The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 sought to enable the public to better follow the money in politics.
Ever since, providing information about your employer and occupation along with your name and address is legally required when making campaign contributions. And these details are publicly disclosed for all political donations exceeding $200 by the Federal Election Commission.
Campaign Finance Information
The Federal campaign finance law requires many participants in the election process to submit reports on their financial activity. These reports are then put on the public record. Generally, an individual is not required to report. Political committees, however, must file detailed reports on the money they raise and spend. You, as an individual contributor, will be asked to provide information to the recipient committee for its reports.
"If you contribute more than $200 to a committee, the committee is required to use its best efforts to collect and publicly disclose on a financial report your name, address, occupation and employer, as well as the date and amount of your contribution. Committees sometimes request this information even for smaller contributions, since the $200 reporting threshold applies to your total contributions to one committee during a calendar year. For example, you may make several small contributions to a committee during a year. Once these contributions add up to over $200, the committee must report the contributor information."
FWIW, there have been cases where a business has employees make individual campaign contributions and then reimburses the employee as a way of skirting around contributions limits on or in some cases prohibitions on making donations; corporations both for profit and non-profit and labor unions and in some cases federal contractors and their employees.
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