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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:46 PM

 

AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations.

The overtures from Pat Murphy, a former state House speaker who is serving as a top adviser on Steyer’s Iowa campaign, aren’t illegal — though payments for endorsements would violate campaign finance laws if not disclosed. There’s no evidence that any Iowans accepted the offer or received contributions from Steyer’s campaign as compensation for their backing.

But the proposals could revive criticism that the billionaire Steyer is trying to buy his way into the White House. Several state lawmakers and political candidates said they were surprised Steyer’s campaign would think he could buy their support.

Tom Courtney, a former Democratic state senator from southeastern Iowa who’s running for reelection to his old seat, told The Associated Press the financial offer “left a bad taste in my mouth.”

https://apnews.com/4f024bbad09c4e0f97005376f0614377
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Reply AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 7 OP
Mike 03 Nov 7 #1
oldsoftie Nov 7 #2
redqueen Nov 7 #3
NurseJackie Nov 7 #11
redqueen Nov 7 #14
NurseJackie Nov 7 #17
redqueen Nov 7 #18
comradebillyboy Nov 7 #4
HerbChestnut Nov 7 #5
NurseJackie Nov 7 #12
Indykatie Nov 7 #6
highplainsdem Nov 7 #7
dalton99a Nov 7 #8
tblue37 Nov 7 #9
BeyondGeography Nov 7 #10
dalton99a Nov 7 #13
backtoblue Nov 7 #16
EveHammond13 Nov 7 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 7 #19

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:50 PM

1. Uggg. Not a good look.

 

Disclosure: I donated to Steyer, but not much.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:59 PM

2. Doesnt matter how many people he pays, he'll never top 10%

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:01 PM

3. How does this guy even have supporters? nt

 

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Response to redqueen (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:39 PM

11. I often ask myself the same question.

 

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:51 PM

14. When I saw your subject line on my "My Posts" page

 

I totally expected the body of your message to say, 'About Andrew Yang!"
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Response to redqueen (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:25 PM

17. Ha! That's funny!

 

It does sound like one of my wise-cracks!

Yang isn't my choice, but I like listening to him. His future in the party is a bright one. --- On Steyer, however, we are in complete agreement. It seems to be more of a vanity thing, or just a desire to guide/control the discussion. I think even HE knows he has zero chance of becoming our party's nominee.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:09 PM

18. It woulda been a good line!

 



And glad to know we're pretty much all in agreement about Steyer. Ugh
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:02 PM

4. On top of Steyer's campaign attempting to steal Harris data files

 

this is starting to look like a very unfortunate trend. Steyer is just shooting himself in the foot every day now.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:08 PM

5. Gee, who would have thought a billionaire would try to buy his way into office?

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:40 PM

12. I wonder how many houses he owns.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:13 PM

6. This Fool Needs to Leave the Race...Like Yesterday.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:16 PM

7. Wow.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:19 PM

8. Billionaires think they own the world.

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:29 PM

9. Unfortunately, they kinda do. nt

 

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:30 PM

10. I laughed

 

Ruefully.
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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:46 PM

13. We don't have to accept our fates.

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:56 PM

16. +1

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:56 PM

15. is the Steyer campaign having an ethics melt-down?? what is going on

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:13 PM

19. Not very smart

 

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