New: A top aide to Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered local politicians campaign contributions in exchange for endorsing his White House bid. Multiple current & former lawmakers told me Pat Murphy, Steyer’s IA sr adviser, made the offer.
!!! DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid
BREAKING: A top aide to Tom Steyer in Iowa offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing the Democrat's White House bid, AP sources say.
Big scoop from on a top Steyer aide offering to pay campaign $ to Iowa pols for endorsements
Steyer aide offered money for endorsements 🤣🤣🤣
New: A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid
AP reporting that a top aide to billionaire primary candidate Tom Steyer offered campaign contributions to local Iowa officeholders in exchange for presidential campaign endorsements
Steyer's campaign increasingly resembles an episode of arrested development
AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements in Iowa. Great scoop from ⁦⁩.
“It’s legal if you disclose a payment for an endorsement on your campaign finance report,” said Adav Noti, a former FEC attorney who now works for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington. But “It would be unlawful if you don’t disclose it.”
Our campaign-finance system has the incredible ability to transmute what looks, sounds, and feels like a bribe into good ol' First Amendment speech
Seems kinda bribery-ish and illegal, but also totally on-brand for a guy who's straight-up buying his way into TV debates.
Bullock seizes on the Steyer story, saying, "First he buys his way onto the debate stage and now Tom Steyer’s trying to buy endorsements." Steyer, Bullock argues, "proves why it’s so important to get Big Money out of our elections." Here is the story
Wow. Bought a campaign, bought his way into the debate, now he's out straight buying endorsements. What goes wrong in the egos of wealthy men?