South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he does not consider his taking donations from billionaires as “big money in politics,” a phrase often used by the 2020 Democrats running for president.While campaigning in Iowa, Buttigieg was asked by a student activist if he believed “taking big money out of politics” means cutting off donations from billionaires and ending his closed-door fundraisers by corporate executives. “I want to ask if you think that taking big money out of politics includes not taking money off of billionaires and closed-door fundraisers,” Iowa Student Action activist Greg Chung asked Buttigieg. The mayor quickly responded “No.” @PeteButtigieg said he wants to “take big money out of politics.” We at @IAStudentAction asked him if that includes not taking money from billionaires and closed-door fundraisers, he said “NO.” Well, then what counts as “big money” then Pete? pic.twitter.com/pIKkq3hBES — Greg Chung (@GregChung7) December 8, 2019 Buttigieg’s website states that he supports “common-sense campaign finance rules” to ensure that “corporations do not have the same political rights as people.” Even so, Silicon Valley, California’s network of tech executives and billionaires, is throwing campaign cash at Buttigieg, as Bloomberg News reported in October: Buttigieg has staged a fundraising… Read full this story
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