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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:06 AM

 

Obama and Clinton's bundlers are betting on these 3 candidates


The biggest fundraisers in the Democratic Party have identified early favorites as the 2020 candidates jockey for resources.

By MAGGIE SEVERNS 07/18/2019 05:01 AM EDT

Big-money Democratic donors have jumped off the sidelines of the presidential race, and three candidates are the clear winners of their support: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris.

Each of those three candidates received more than 220 donations from top fundraisers who helped raise at least $100,000 (and sometimes many multiples more) for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign or at least $50,000 for Barack Obama in 2012, according to a POLITICO analysis of Federal Election Commission data. Members of this group of nearly 2,000 so-called “bundlers” have tapped their personal networks in the past to collectively raise tens of millions of dollars for Democratic campaigns.

But while top Democratic fundraisers donated more money in the second quarter than in the slow first three months of the race, many are no closer to choosing a single candidate: Close to 40 percent of the 810 bundlers who have donated to a 2020 Democrat so far have given to more than one candidate.

And while the Democratic field has largely fought to be the party of small-dollar donors in 2020, Biden, Buttigieg and Harris in particular have hustled for bundler support behind closed doors during the early months of the campaign.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/18/obama-clinton-rainmakers-2020-1418991
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Reply Obama and Clinton's bundlers are betting on these 3 candidates (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 18 OP
Farmer-Rick Jul 18 #1
leftofcool Jul 18 #2
DavidDvorkin Jul 18 #5
myohmy2 Jul 18 #3
leftofcool Jul 18 #8
BannonsLiver Jul 18 #13
progressoid Jul 18 #4
dalton99a Jul 18 #6
leftofcool Jul 18 #9
loyalsister Jul 18 #7
George II Jul 18 #12
progressoid Jul 18 #14
George II Jul 18 #15
Autumn Jul 18 #16
Blue_true Jul 18 #26
saljr1 Jul 18 #10
DonViejo Jul 18 #19
BeyondGeography Jul 18 #21
DonViejo Jul 18 #23
BeyondGeography Jul 18 #24
DonViejo Jul 18 #25
Blue_true Jul 18 #27
Nanjeanne Jul 18 #11
Cha Jul 18 #17
BeyondGeography Jul 18 #18
Gothmog Jul 18 #20
Princetonian Jul 18 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:10 AM

1. Too bad, they aren't any of my favorites.

 

Too stogey. At least they have 1 woman on the list.

Ha ha, funny misspelling. Damn you spell checker.....I meant to spell stodgy.
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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:18 AM

2. I will take stogy, smart and compassionate in Mayor Pete over any of the them

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:17 AM

5. Yes.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:44 AM

3. oh dear...

 

"...Biden, Buttigieg and Harris in particular have hustled for bundler support behind closed doors..."

...the more things change, the more they remain the same...

...God Bless America...
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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:38 AM

8. It is the system we have.

 

Democrats have money too ya know? Some of us are millionaires and some do give to really good Democratic candidates. Some hold parties for other good Dems to bundle money. Get over it.
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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:53 AM

13. Purity doesn't pay the bills.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:17 AM

4. Great.

 

Nothing get the electorate energized like millionaire bundlers.





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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:25 AM

6. Especially from Wall Street and the healthcare industrial complex

 


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:39 AM

9. How do you know all the money comes from Wall Street

 

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:36 AM

7. It's not a great look

 

Money in politics is one of our biggest problems. It's a necessary evil to raise a lot of money to win elections - not something to celebrate.
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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:42 AM

12. ActBlue is essentially a bundler.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:06 PM

14. Yeah, I remember getting invited to all those private, $2800.00 a plate dinners hosted by ActBlue.

 

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Response to progressoid (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:04 PM

15. Thanks for that positive response.

 

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Response to progressoid (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:06 PM

16. Yeah me too. I think they will be wrong again. nt

 

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Response to progressoid (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:20 PM

26. Go easy on George. ActBlue did send me a Christmas card when it was a small fundraiser.

 

I guess that I was among the first wave of people donating through the site. I remember being introduced via email to the woman that started the portal, she was fundraising for a candidate who won. I am really, really proud of being somewhere near the start for them, and I am even prouder that Mitch McConnell now fears them.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:16 AM

10. I hope they are not too disappointed when

 

Liz wins the nomination. She has the best plans and a great grassroots campaign across the country, state by state and voter by voter.
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Response to saljr1 (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:50 PM

19. What's your relationship with the Senator that entitles you to call her "Liz," a name only her

 

immediate family and close friends call her?
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Response to DonViejo (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:07 PM

21. You're right...I hope Warren doesn't see that post

 

She would be so PISSED.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:13 PM

23. You missed the entire point of my comment but, hey, have fun! TONS of it...

 


Why Are Conservatives So Eager to Call Elizabeth Warren “Liz”?

By HEATHER SCHWEDEL

MARCH 21, 2019 11:53 AM

In a tweet about Elizabeth Warren’s entry into the presidential race last month, President Donald Trump referred to the Massachusetts senator with his favored epithet, “Pocahontas.” But he ended his tweet with a more common nickname: “Liz.”




It is fair to assume there was no warm, friendly “Please, call me Liz” moment between Warren and Trump. He seems to have intended “Liz” dismissively, and conservative media has taken his cue. What initially reads as a harmless nickname actually brings up more than a few questions: Can it be a dig to call someone her own name? Does “Liz” lack the gravitas of “Elizabeth”? Is it a nickname Warren herself ever uses? And if it was intended as a slight, what does that mean for the many adult women who do prefer “Liz”?

The Liz/Elizabeth question is one that every Elizabeth must eventually confront (to say nothing of Beth, Lilibet, Betty, Libby, and so on). I consulted several Elizabeths and Lizzes for this article, all of whom had carefully considered opinions on the matter. “I don’t think you should give someone with the name ‘Elizabeth’ a nickname unless they are comfortable with it,” offered Liz Dueweke, who lives in the D.C. area. “It could be very personal to call her ‘Liz,’ like it is when people call me ‘Lizzy.’ ” Elizabeth Weingarten, a stalwart Elizabeth, told me via email that she bristles when anyone tries to “Liz” her: “I think this is inconsiderate, because ‘Liz’ and ‘Elizabeth’ are two very different names, and I don’t go by ‘Liz’ with anyone.”

So far, though, the news outlets that have used “Liz” in their headlines have mostly shared one thing in common. According to a Google News search, the outlets to run “Liz” pieces most recently have included the Daily Caller, the Washington Examiner, PJ Media, and Townhall—all of which are conservative sources. (To be fair, “Liz Warren” use is fairly common on Twitter, across ideological lines.) And then there was the Trump tweet, with “Liz” side by side with “Pocahontas.”

If “Liz” isn’t necessarily a sneer, why do some outlets and figures treat it like one? Why is a nickname a dirty secret? The tone is reminiscent of the glee conservatives took in dressing down Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez as “Sandy” earlier this year. Using a diminutive can be a way of talking down to someone, and when that someone is a woman, the gender component can’t be set aside. “Sandy” and “Liz” become code for “little girl” and all the immaturity and frivolity that implies. “Are they using it to make her seem less … serious? Accomplished?” asked Liz B., comparing “Liz” use to the way “honey” and “sweetie” are employed to condescend.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/03/elizabeth-warren-liz-conservative-nickname-sexism.html

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:19 PM

24. So the poster was mimicking Trump in addition to being overly familiar

 

Wow.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:22 PM

25. Wow! Look at that, another comment right over your head and a strong indication you...

 

didn't and couldn't be bothered to read the entire comment. Don't bother responding to this comment, I've placed you where you appropriately belong, on my ignore list
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Response to saljr1 (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:22 PM

27. Yeah, that would really mix up their game.

 

Warren will do perfectly fine raising small donations.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:24 AM

11. Interesting. Helps me move those 3 people down even lower on my list.

 

Which is sad to me because I had Harris on my list after Sanders and Warren.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:42 PM

17. Good.. Money is necessary.. I don't

 

care what the detractors says about Millionaires.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:46 PM

18. I salute the bunglers

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:54 PM

20. I like two of these candidates-Biden and Harris

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:11 PM

22. Nothing wrong with money if it is a means to an end -- the end of Chump.

 

Chump is raising money hand over fist. The perfect should not be the enemy of the good.
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