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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., instead of a fundraiser at the City Winery in Boston in the year 2018, less than two years, before calling in South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic debate on Thursday for holding a similar fundraiser.
“Billionaires in wine does not pick the next President of the United States,” Warren threw to Buttigieg, in a reference to his fundraiser this past weekend in Napa Valley, California, should caves. “I’m not selling access to my time.”
Warren’s fundraiser was in June 2018, and only a few months before you announced your candidacy for President. Singer Melissa Etheridge performed at the event, offered VIP experience at $2.700, donor, and gift-wine-bottles for $1,000 donors.
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“This is simply disingenuous,” Rufus Gifford, a former Finance Director for President Barack Obama’s campaign said Warren’s jab. “There is a level of corruption and nepotism means, which is inaccurate and ultimately plays into the hands of the Republicans.”
“This is simply disingenuous. It means a level of corruption and nepotism, which is inaccurate and ultimately plays into the hands of the Republicans.”
— Rufus Gifford, the former head of the financial Department for the Obama campaign
Democratic presidential candidate sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks Ind, as a South Bend,., Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)
Buttigieg was not quick to point out that Warren test your own purity, add, he was the only one on the stage, not a millionaire.
“Your presidential campaign right now, as we speak, back funded in part by the money that you have paid picking it up on the exact same big-ticket fundraisers, you terminate now,” Buttigieg shot. “Did you, Senator damaged? Of course not.”
Warren also held a private meeting with wealthy donors in Boston, before they announced their run, to measure your interest, your support as a candidate and puts them to attend private fundraisers and heading for the Democratic National Committee.
“Many of the events that I went for it that were on the Cape in the summer,” Alix Ritchie, who said donated more than $ 20,000 to Warren and co-events in the past. “They would have wine and a kind of “finger food”. It is pretty standard. It was no different from what other people do. They raised money, like every other candidate, throws the money.”
“Many of the events that I went for it that were on the Cape in the summer. They had wine and a kind of “finger food”. It is pretty standard. It was no different from what other people do. They raised money, like every other candidate, throws the money.”
— Alix Ritchie, past Warren donor
Actors like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have also hosted fundraisers for Warren, and allows high net worth individuals to establish the donors, the pages on ActBlue, a democratic financing of the site.
Warren has promised not to hold top-dollar promotions in your White house donations led.
“I said, who wants to donate to me, ‘If you want to donate to me, that’s fine, but not come on to later, an Ambassador, because that is what is said in these high-dollar fundraisers,” Warren in the debate.
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Warren spokesman Chris Hayden in a statement on Saturday, in response to a report from the Associated Press about the candidates for 2018 fundraising campaign.
“This event, which occurred before the campaign for the presidential elections, took place in a large, public music venue with several locations across the country, not an exclusive wine cellar. Their most expensive bottle of wine $49. As the invite shows, to get the minimum of $100. It was not necessary to visit a maxout donation.
“When we the decision, the campaign in this way, the player in the usual money-for-the-influence-game, it is dismissed as naive,” Hayden continued. “We are pleased that our 100-percent grassroots strategy is so effective, that they now threatened enough to attack us for him.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.