The 2016 elections were the first time that I financially supported anybody. Even though Trump was originally not my choice in the primaries (Ben Carson was), once he got the nomination, I sent him $50. It was less that I thought that he needed it, more a sign of support. This year it is different. Not only am I financially supporting him, I have sent $ to support minority candidates who are running as Republicans, such as (but not limited to) Lacy Johnson, who is running against ilhan omar in MN and Kim Klacik in Baltimore. Now I see how Brian Mast handled himself on the way to his hotel and figure that I would feel really bad if I don't show some love.