Elizabeth Warren Position Changes
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Now Not Clearly Pro or Con
"The first day I got in this race over a year ago, I said I hope every presidential candidate who comes in will agree no super PACs for any of us. I renewed that call dozens of times, and I couldn’t get a single Democrat to go along with me. Finally we reached the point a few weeks ago where all the men who are still in this race and on the debate stage all had either super PACs or they were multi-billionaires and could just rummage around in their sock drawers and find enough money to fund a campaign. And the only people who didn’t have them were the two women. And at that point there were some women around the country who said, ‘you know that’s just not right.' So, here's where I stand, If all the candidates want to get rid of super PACs, count me in. I’ll lead the charge. But that’s how it has to be. It can’t be the case that a bunch of people keep them and only one or two don’t."
Source: Tal Axelrod, "Warren Declines to Disavow Super PAC That Supports Her," thehill.com, Feb. 20, 2020
"End the practice of federal candidates taking corporate PAC money... My plan will make it illegal for corporate PACs to contribute to federal candidates.
Close the Loopholes for Single Candidate Super PACs. Billionaires are currently allowed to donate $2,800 to a campaign, but they can contribute unlimited amounts to a Super PAC as long as they do not coordinate with the campaign. To sneak around the coordination ban, Super PACs are sometimes run by a candidate’s former staffers or others with a close relationship to the candidate. My plan would close this loophole and consider it coordination if a Super PAC is run by a person with political, personal, professional, or family relationship to candidate."
Source: Elizabeth Warren, "Getting Big Money Out of Politics," elizabethwarren.com (accessed Nov. 7, 2019)
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