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Contribute through Amazon.com

The New York Times reports Candidates Find Donors On Amazon:

Amazon.com, the online mega-merchant, is taking retail politics to a new level, allowing shoppers to contribute to candidates with a credit card and the click of a mouse.

"We're making it as easy for people to contribute as it is to buy the latest `Harry Potter,' " the Web site says.

The candidates are listed in alphabetical order, with biographical information and a policy statement. The law allows contributors to give up to $2,000 to a candidate, but Amazon.com asks that contributions be $5 to $200.

The company is charging the campaigns what it says are the normal fees for transactions and says the money will be donated to Kids Voting USA, a nonpartisan group that provides civics education.