The rise of Trump — on billboards


By Ashley Bunton - [email protected]



All of the Mennonites surveyed by the Record-Herald said they will not be voting in the presidential election.


Ohio Amish country is seeing the rise of Trump—billboards.

“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.

In July the Amish PAC funded Trump advertisements in “The Budget,” an Amish and Mennonite newspaper that circulates throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The advertisements are designed to “introduce Donald Trump to, likely, the last group of voters who still don’t know anything about him,”according to Ben Walters, Amish PAC fundraising manager.

As of Aug. 18 three billboards have gone up in areas most trafficked by the Amish, according to Amish PAC outreach director Ben King.

All of the Mennonites surveyed by the Record-Herald said they will not be voting in the presidential election.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_20160518_125251.jpgAll of the Mennonites surveyed by the Record-Herald said they will not be voting in the presidential election.

By Ashley Bunton

[email protected]

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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