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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:59 AM

The One Thing All the 2020 Democratic Candidates Agree They Hate

Rejecting money from corporate PACs has become an early litmus test

The field of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 is still taking shape, but so far the contenders have agreed on one policy: Cash from corporate political action committees (PACs) is bad. Thatís not an entirely new ideaóin 2008 and 2012 Barack Obama rejected donations from corporate PACs, though Hillary Clinton didnít repeat that pledge in 2016óbut itís quickly becoming an early litmus test for presidential contenders when it comes to campaign finance.


To date, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirstin Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, have all vowed not to take corporate PAC dollars for their 2020 campaigns, attempting to portray their independence from corporate influence. ďI donít believe democracy should be for sale to billionaires and giant corporations,Ē Warren said during a campaign event last month.


I for one view this as a positive step.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/2020-democrats-corporate-pacs-campaign-finance-warren-gillibrand-booker-harris/

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:07 AM

1. Yup... and thank you Bernie for leading the charge once again!!

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:18 AM

2. This is mostly just empty symbolism of no consequence

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:51 AM

3. Doesn't mean what people think it does, but it's a nice, empty symbol to rally behind

Go symbol!

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