Despite its remote setting, Amish country has become enveloped in the 2016 presidential election campaign
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Along a country road in Lancaster, a county in south central Pennsylvania, a young boy dressed in a pale blue shirt, black suspenders and a broad straw hat draws his horse and cart towards the town centre.
Among the farmlands and barn houses, a blue and white sign stands out in the otherwise pastoral setting: Trump, Pence - Make America Great Again.
With Election Day less than two months away, the Trump campaign is doubling down its efforts in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is on the short list of states the Republican has to win in order to clinch the election.
Donald Trump is currently lagging in state polls, though the margin may be shrinking. But his campaign is hoping turning out more people who don't vote regularly may help him.
One pro-Trump PAC is taking that idea to the extreme. It's targeting a voting group that doesn't even use the internet--the Amish.
Via CBS 21
LANCASTER, Pa. The race for the White House continues heating up and once again Pennsylvania is in the spotlight, as the candidates fight to win the Keystone State.
One community being courted is the Amish.
The Amish vote could be the wild card in November for a Trump victory in Pennsylvania.
At least that is what the people in the Amish PAC want.
Via The Record Herald
“Plain voters” in Ohio have been the focus of an advertisement campaign in Amish country.
Full color billboards feature a picture of a traditional Amish buggy and text that says, “Vote Trump Register by Oct. 11.”
The advertisements are funded by the Amish PAC, a political action committee working to register Amish and Mennonite voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania’s Amish country.
Donald Trump was back in Ohio Monday night for a rally in Akron. His supporters have been trying to get out the vote around the state, including with the Amish. Ohio has about 70,000 Amish residents, and it's estimated that about a quarter of them are registered to vote.
Via Fox Business
As presidential campaigns become more expensive each year, the cost of advertising also increases. Numerous media reports show Hillary Clinton’s campaign is investing heavily in television advertisements, while Trump relies more on social media and television interviews.
But as the cost of TV advertising grows and the candidates are competing with the Rio Olympics for television space, the candidates are turning more to out of home (OOH) advertising.