Thank you for considering a donation to Americans for John Mitchel 2018. There are 2 easy ways to make your donation:
It’s important for you to know that the candidate was the first to contribute to the campaign. I do not expect you to do any more than the candidate would do in terms of resources (time, treasure and talents) expended. I have already contributed countless hours and more than $2700 (the legal limit for an individual non-candidate contribution before the primary) from my personal funds to provide seed money for our campaign. All contributors will receive a copy of “America at the Abyss: A View from the Heartland,” a book I self-published in 2006. If and when we raise or spend more than $5000 we are required by law to file a Statement of Organization, Statement of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement. Furthermore, before you contribute you need to know that I will do whatever I can in waking hours to advance the campaign minus time required to address family matters. If I am elected I understand that the responsibilites would cause significant hardship on my family which they have agreed to support. See below for rules of engagement on making a campaign contribution.
Thank you again for your support,
LtCol, USAF (Ret)
To legally make a contribution to a federal campaign you must:
- Be a United States citizen or an individual lawfully admitted with permanent residence status;
- Make this contribution from your own personal funds and not from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization, or national bank;
- Bundled contributuions are illegal. For example, in Mike DeWine’s 2006 Senate campaign two teenagers contributed $2100 each. Their parents also contributed the maximum. The family owns a “mom and pop” government contractor support company which received un-bid contract awards not to mention an un-bid $1.9 million contract funded with taxpayer dollars to support the 2005 BRAC. Then the President and CEO billed $303 an hour to that contract. According to Federal Election Commission public records three generations of the family contributed over $200,000 to Republican candidates including Mike DeWine, Dave Hobson, Steve Austria and Mike Turner.
- Make the donation from a personal credit card and not a corporate credit card or the credit card of another person.
- If you donate more than $200, you must list your employer.