In determining whether contributions shall be made from the Committee's funds to a particular candidate for federal office, the Committee's Board of Directors shall consider the recommendations of the Contributions Subcommittee and other knowledgeable persons and shall take into account the following factors, among others:

  • The integrity and character of the candidate
  • Background and experience
  • Whether the candidate holds a leadership policy-making position in his party or on a congressional committee or is likely to hold such a position in the future
  • The candidate's position and/or voting record on issues of concern to equipment manufacturers
  • The nature and strength of the candidate's opposition in primary or general elections
  • Other sources of financial assistance available to the candidate
  • The support for the candidate by one or more of the AEM's member companies that serve the candidate's congressional district or state