Irked as I am by the ignorant political din going a bit of the distance to eliminate any civilized sense of how democratic institutions should operate,
I do respond to contribution requests from: the congressional group, the presidential group, state candidates, out-of-state candidates, and special pleaders.
I'm afraid to tote the money. My best guess -- this shocks me, so I pass it on -- my best guess is that the amount so far (!) exceeds the per capita GDP of over 20 African countries and maybe ten elsewhere on the globe.
And I consider my donations to be 'defensive': to stop those who want to stop what I don't want stopped.