NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to abstain from high-dollar fundraisers if she becomes the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020, extending into the general election campaign her promise not to hold such events during the primary season.
Warren told CBS News in an interview posted online on Tuesday that she would skip big-money fundraisers, regardless of how much Republican President Donald Trump raises for his reelection campaign.
Declaration - Shift - Stance - Massachusetts - Senator
The declaration represented a shift in her previous stance. The Massachusetts senator had said earlier this year that her decision to forgo expensive fundraisers only applied to the Democratic nominating contest.
“The problem is, so long as it’s the wealthy and well connected who finance the presidential elections, we’re going to continue to have a government that works really great for the wealthy and well connected,” she told CBS. “I’m not going to go do the big-dollar fundraisers. I’m just not going to do it. The whole notion behind this campaign is that we can build this together, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
Warren - Millions - Dollars - Pricey - Fundraisers
Warren has been able to raise millions of dollars so far, despite eschewing pricey fundraisers, where wealthy donors...
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