Candidates Rake In Big Bucks Via Campaign Merchandise
Merchandise sales are big bucks for Presidential candidates on the campaign trail!????According to the FEC, merchandise sales count as campaign contributions, and candidates like Senators Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are cashing in!????An ‘Amy for America’ cap on Klobuchar’s campaign site retails for a cool $29, just a buck cheaper than the ‘Kamala’ cap on Harris’ website, which sells for about $30.????Both are more expensive than President Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ cap, which sells for $25.????The President’s campaign says it has pulled in more than $20 million via sales of campaign gear between 2016 and 2018!????And, rumored 2020 contender Senator Bernie Sanders sold more than $15 million in campaign merchandise during 2016 his run for the Presidency!????One political e-commerce agency president told CNBC "It allows them to activate a whole new class of donor A lot of people aren't willing to pay $5 or $10 in a donation.
But they will pay $25 for a yard sign."????And, a top elections expert says the small dollar donations for campaign wear helps potential voters feel connected to their candidate, which can be a big influence in getting them into the booths on election day!????