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How to Give Money to Your Favorite Politician Without Stretching Your Budget

In a fraught election season, campaigns are soliciting money by tapping into the passions and mobile devices of potential donors.

   
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The night U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Kayla Burfeind felt out of control. So the 29-year-old student and restaurant server in the Twin Cities sat down on her couch, picked up her mobile phone, and started giving money to political campaigns.

Just how much? She still isn’t exactly sure.