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Donations to a specific campaign, party or Super PAC are not tax deductible. However, there are organizations that are politically involved that you can support while also claiming a tax deduction. Organizations like The Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities are public charities with 501 C 3 status. Which means donations to those organizations are tax deductible. These organizations can not be for or against a certain candidate but they can take positions on ballot initiatives. So make sure you are aware of the tax deduction rules before you cut a check during this election season.