Skip to comments.Top fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg offered a donor the chance to 'get on campaign's radar' in exchange for money
Posted on 12/23/2019 11:06:51 AM PST by powermill
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is under fire again for his campaign's fundraising strategy.
A top fundraiser to Buttigieg's campaign, Washington consultant H.K. Park, told a potential donor in an email that they should give money to the campaign in order to get on its "radar," appearing to sell access to the candidate.
"If you want to get on the campaign's radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning Iowa and New Hampshire, you can use the link below for donations," Park wrote to an unnamed donor.
The donor, who spoke with Axios and requested anonymity, characterized Park's offer as "pay-for-play."
"It's very telling and concerning that one of the campaign's major bundlers would talk like that," the donor said.
Buttigieg's campaign attempted to distance itself from Park's email, but simultaneously insisted the offer was nothing more than a standard donor recruiting tactic.
"The campaign did not authorize the language in this email," Sean Savett, a campaign spokesman, told Axios. "But it is ridiculous to interpret it as anything more than asking potential supporters who may be interested in Pete to join our campaign before caucusing and voting begins."
This comes just days after Buttigieg endured sustained attacks from his 2020 Democratic rivals for hosting for hosting an extravagent campaign fundraiser for wealthy donors in a wine cave in Napa Valley, California.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren zeroed in on Buttigieg's fundraising practices during last week's debate, taking the opportunity to contrast his willingness to take large donations and host private fundraisers with her pledge to banish big money from her campaign. Following much criticism, Buttigieg recently opened his private fundraisers to the media and promised to disclose the names of his donors
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Quid pro quo
petey is getting a taste of the good life and he likes it...
Quid pro quo? Has the butt slammer not been watching the news?
Hmmm. You learn something new...
Im going to call him that from now oN
He gets a primo spot in the wine cave?
If they dontate before iowa to they get to go to the crystal wine cave?
He has as better chance to **** the Pope than be President. On second thought....
So, what else is new. Lincoln bedroom was once for rent. Probably so were state secrets.
Is his top donor Gay?
Many years ago, there was a tree on a street corner at 22nd and S. State, in Chicago. If a name was nailed to that tree, the name's owner would show up dead. Democrats are big on tradition. Now, they go into the crystal cave, and do not come out.
How much for an ambassadorship?
Lis Smith gonna run Pete right into the ground so she can hop onto Biden’s chuckwagon after Pete pulls up a lame 4th in South Carolina.
Next thing you know butt will be inviting unsuspecting young men to drive the Mars Rover.....
Old Mother Hubbard
went to the cupboard
to fetch poor Rover a bone
When she bent over
She found that
Rover had a bone of his own.
IMPEACH THE BASTARD
“”If you want to get on the campaign’s radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning Iowa and New Hampshire, you can use the link below for donations,” Park wrote to an unnamed donor. “
pretty much standard operating procedure, but only amateurs will admit this in writing sent to strangers ...
“If they dontate before iowa to they get to go to the crystal wine cave?”
i think that’s pretty much the only question that matters ...
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