Meet the ‘junkie’ campaign donors

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Washington Post: “They memorize their credit card numbers and press the ‘donate’ button — sometimes several times a day — with an urge and a passion akin to an addict’s. This growing and seldom-noticed class of political donors — confirmed in recent campaign disclosure reports from presidential candidates — includes thousands of working-class Americans who give in small amounts repeatedly, in some cases compulsively.”

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