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Got $1 to spare? RNC debate rules trigger a mad dash for very small donors

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2023
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Elections, 2024 Elections, Presidential Debates, RNC, Campaign Finance
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Perry Johnson is hawking a T-shirt on Facebook with the words “I stand with Tucker,” and a vague artistic likeness of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The price? $1.

The Michigan businessman and longshot GOP presidential candidate is taking a loss on the deal. But that $1 has more than a dollar in value for candidates who, like Johnson, are engaged in a mad dash for new donors they’ll need to qualify for upcoming debates under the Republican National Committee’s new criteria.

Under the new rules, candidates will be required...

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https://www.politico.com/news/2023/06/07/rnc-debate-rules-small-donors-00100637

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