Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has risen in the Democratic presidential primary on her pledge to forgo traditional big-money fund-raisers, said that if she became the nominee she would continue to skip such events, a reversal of what her position has been throughout 2019,” the New York Times reports.
Said Warren: “No, I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money. Look, for me this is pretty straightforward. Either you think democracy works and electing a president is all about going behind closed doors with bazillionaires and corporate executives and lobbyists and scooping up as much money as possible. Or you think it’s about a grass-roots, let’s build this from the ground up.”