Early on in this 2020 election cycle, the Democrats spent a great deal of time building a new narrative about political fundraising.
The idea was simple: The left would paint the Republican Party as the “big money” party by eschewing the concept of corporate donations, dinner party fundraisers, and any other sort of black tie money-gathering schemes that have become synonymous with American politics. Instead, the Democrats would rely on small donors, often funneled through a thinly-veiled cash cropping organization called ActBlue.
Now, however, as they begin to stare down the general election in November, many on the left side of the aisle have seen the writing on the wall, and are slowly but surely reaching their hands out to the millionaires and billionaires within their ranks.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who during her White House bid repeatedly forswore top-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors – will host such a gathering for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden next month.
The move comes as the progressive senator from Massachusetts is considered one of the contenders to be the former vice president’s running mate.
The virtual fundraising event, which is scheduled to be held June 15 and was first reported by The New York Times, was confirmed by Fox News.
Warren, like many others, were vociferous in their opposition to such donations on the campaign trail, often vilifying incumbent Republican President Donald Trump for his utilization of such fundraising methods.
Like with any bit of Democratic hypocrisy, however, the move wasn’t totally unexpected – especially as presumptive nominee Joe Biden continues to falter mightily in the public eye.
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