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Celerity

(44,469 posts)
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 05:35 PM Apr 2019

Pete Buttigieg: Today we're giving our lobbyist money back -- here's why:



Hi,

Moving forward, Pete for America will not accept any money from lobbyists and we are returning all donations from registered lobbyists who have contributed to date -- that's $30,250 from 39 individuals.

Mayor Pete will not be influenced by special-interest money, and we understand that making this promise is an important part of that commitment.

We understand that making this decision and being vocal about our values is important; that the decision means more than just whether or not we are willing to accept money from a specific individual.

Standing up for our collective values not only includes saying we believe that campaigns should not take money from lobbyists; it also means being aware of the loopholes that still allow special interests to impact the campaign.

This campaign will:

Not accept money directly from individuals who are registered as federal lobbyists
Not allow registered lobbyists to serve as bundlers for our campaign, because that would still allow them to use their influence to benefit our campaign
Add new language to our contribution forms about our standards around lobbying and donating
Implement internal procedures and audits to ensure we are living by these commitments
Not accept money from corporate PACs
Not accept money from the fossil fuel industry
You've held us to a higher standard, and we're grateful for your partnership. We're going to need your continued support.

We've launched a grassroots fundraising team -- a group of supporters who is organizing around campaign finance goals. Already, that team of supporters has raised close to a half million dollars from their personal networks.

If you're interested in joining that team, please sign up here:

www.peteforamerica.com/grassroots-fundraising-team

Thanks for your support, your commitment to our better future, and for holding us to a higher standard.

Mike

Mike Schmuhl
Campaign Manager
Pete for America

DONATE HERE

Pete for America
PO Box 1226
South Bend, IN 46626
United States

Paid for by Pete For America.
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Pete Buttigieg: Today we're giving our lobbyist money back -- here's why: (Original Post) Celerity Apr 2019 OP
I love the guy and he is a party member tymorial Apr 2019 #1
I love this guy. He is a real leader. leftofcool Apr 2019 #2
Good for Mayor Pete!! InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #3
Love Mayor Pete and will vote for him Rebl2 Apr 2019 #4
First thing I thought. Mr.Bill Apr 2019 #5
I hope he gets enough money to run a Presidential campaign. Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #6
I'm truly undecided susanr516 Apr 2019 #7
 

tymorial

(3,433 posts)
1. I love the guy and he is a party member
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:00 PM
Apr 2019

Ugh, I really love Harris though. Thank God for long primary seasons.

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leftofcool

(19,460 posts)
2. I love this guy. He is a real leader.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:00 PM
Apr 2019
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primary today, I would vote for:
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InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,143 posts)
3. Good for Mayor Pete!!
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:03 PM
Apr 2019

Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Rebl2

(13,777 posts)
4. Love Mayor Pete and will vote for him
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:58 PM
Apr 2019

but why was he taking their money in the first place.

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Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
5. First thing I thought.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:02 PM
Apr 2019

But good that he has corrected the situation.

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Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
6. I hope he gets enough money to run a Presidential campaign.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:19 PM
Apr 2019

It's very expensive.

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susanr516

(1,425 posts)
7. I'm truly undecided
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:50 PM
Apr 2019

I decided to listen to the CNN town halls with all the candidates. I am really impressed with Buttigieg. This decision is another plus in my book.

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