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Here’s a demographic some pollsters and pundits might not have considered:
It’s go time for the Amish PAC. With the presidential contest tightening in several swings states, including Pennsylvania, the Virginia-based political-action committee has launched its first advertisements intended to encourage Amish voters to hit the polls in November in support of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Designed to run in newspapers read by the Amish in Pennsylvania, Ohio and other states, the campaign shows an image of Trump with facts that organizers hope will resonate with the conservative religious sect, such as his entrepreneurial skills, family-run businesses and lifelong abstention from alcohol. PAC co-founder and fundraising manager Ben Walters said the campaign, which also will include billboards in Amish areas, such as Lancaster County, will run up until Election Day in November. The goal is starting a conversation, Walters said, but from what feedback has reached him, “I think (Amish) people are taking notice.”