Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are taking in a lot of campaign cash from Wall Street. Isn’t that forbidden or something by people on the left?
Will Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren call them out for this?
Biden, Harris and Buttigieg rack up donations from big bank executives on Wall Street
Executives at Wall Street’s biggest banks have begun throwing financial support to their early favorites in the 2020 Democratic presidential field: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg.
All three candidates combined to receive contributions during the second quarter from at least 15 bank executives from Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Bank of America, according to Federal Election Commission records.
The donations represent just a fraction of the millions the candidates brought in during the three-month frame. Yet they provide clues about where these well-heeled donors could place their support as the campaign barrels toward the first voting contests of the season, which begin in February.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, the other top candidates in the field of 20-plus, have set the tone in the campaign by calling for breaking up big banks and eliminating tax loopholes that favor the wealthy.
Likewise, Biden, Harris and Buttigieg have all slammed Wall Street, vowed to close the wealth gap and pledged to strengthen the middle class. They haven’t unveiled specific policy proposals for contending with big banks and Wall Street, however.
Check out some of the replies to this on Twitter:
NEW: Biden, Harris and Buttigieg rack up donations in the second quarter from big bank executives on Wall Street. At least 15 leaders from J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Citi and Morgan Stanley gave to the three 2020 contenders. https://t.co/2aAkDzwJG0
— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) July 25, 2019
If they are so against wall street. Why does wall street keep funding them? Something does not add up.
— Tennis Bum (@PoBoyReeves) July 25, 2019
Wow! I am so shocked….said no intelligent person following this campaign.
— MamaSays (@Melxtex) July 26, 2019
BOOOO! I'm tired of congresspersons owned by corporations.
— BlessedBetheFight-Replace em all #NewWave2020 (@FloridaVoterNPA) July 25, 2019
Are these candidates making a big mistake by taking this cash?