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Friday, September 9, 2016

More On The Trump AMISH PAC Ad

AMISH PAC ad in the July 13, 2016 issue of the BUDGET
The Sugarcreek (OH) Budget, a weekly paper subscribed to by Amish and conservative Mennonites all over the nation, ran its first Amish PAC in its July 13, 2016 edition.

After receiving numerous negative responses from readers, associate publisher Milo G. Miller refunded the advance payment the paper had received for ads from the group and determined the Budget would run no more of them.

According to Mennonite World Review reporter Tim Huber, the PAC's outreach director Ben King, who grew up Amish, responded with, "We're not going to let that stop us. We'll look at other ways to reach them as well. We've used small shopper papers. We'll probably start in the[Lancaster area]."

According to the MWR, the Amish PAC is working to distribute mail-in registration forms to theAmish, is adding a third billboard in the area and is planning to go door-to-door with their efforts.

Senior scholar Stephen Nolt of Elizabethtown College's Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, a 2004 effort by Republicans in Lancaster County (PA) and Holmes County (OH), did result in an increase in Amish registered voters in Lancaster by 1,300 to 2,100 that year, but many of them didn't actually vote in November (and seven registered as Democrats).
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