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PoliticsBooker campaign official urges donations for Gillibrand to ensure debate spot

20:56  16 may  2019
20:56  16 may  2019 Source:   politico.com

Gillibrand pledges to only nominate judges who will forcefully back Roe v. Wade

Gillibrand pledges to only nominate judges who will forcefully back Roe v. Wade It's a move that commits to a judicial litmus test and marks an unusual step for a presidential candidate. The New York Democrat grounded her decision in the "onslaught of Republican anti-abortion state legislation," releasing her pledge on Tuesday, the same day that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Gillibrand acknowledged that "traditionally, presidents and presidential candidates haven’t drawn lines in the sand on judicial appointments, to preserve the impartiality of our judiciary," she wrote in a Medium post, published on Tuesday.

Cory Booker , D-N.J., vowed in a Tuesday tweet to stop accepting campaign donations from political action committees with ties to for-profit corporations. Booker 's move came soon after Gillibrand released a video on Twitter announcing that she would not accept campaign contributions from

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Booker campaign official urges donations for Gillibrand to ensure debate spot© Scott Olson/Getty Images Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has sought to position herself as a leader on the abortion issue among the 2020 hopefuls.

Sen. Cory Booker's deputy presidential campaign manager announced on Twitter Wednesday night that she donated to the campaign of rival 2020 candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, urging others to do the same to ensure that Gillibrand qualifies for next month's Democratic primary debate.

"I just donated to ensure @SenGillibrand’s important perspective is on the debate stage. Join me!" Jenna Lowenstein, Booker's deputy campaign manager, wrote on Twitter.

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The show of support between rivals stemmed from the passage of a law in Alabama on Tuesday that effectively outlawed abortion in the state. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the legislation, which is certain to face a slew of legal challenges and was crafted to serve as a direct challenge to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that codified abortion rights nationwide. 2020 candidates were quick to condemn the bill, with Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) leading the pack.

The New York senator has sought to position herself as a leader on the issue among 2020 hopefuls. Earlier this month, she announced that as president, she would impose a litmus test on all judicial nominees, only appointing those who would uphold Roe. She will travel to Georgia Thursday to hold roundtables on that state’s recently passed abortion bill, which would ban the procedure as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected — before most women know they’re pregnant.

Gillibrand calls for assault weapon and large magazine bans to combat gun violence

Gillibrand calls for assault weapon and large magazine bans to combat gun violence Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said that she does not support creating a federal firearm licensing system. “No, I think there is a better approach,” Gillibrand told the Washington Examiner at a campaign stop in Warner, N.H. on Saturday, when asked about a plan proposed by primary rival Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. “To end gun violence, I would do three things,” she said. “I would, No. 1, pass universal background checks, which are common-sense and supported by 70% of America." Her second move would be a federal law against trafficking guns.

Kirsten Gillibrand announced in a tweet that she would "no longer accept donations from corporate PACs," then explained the decision -- and touted her record on a variety of related issues -- in a 60-second video. Later in the day, Sen. Cory Booker tweeted that he would follow suit .

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On Wednesday, Gillibrand assailed the Alabama bill as an ”attack on women's basic human rights and civil rights” and pledged to “fight like hell” to protect reproductive rights.

The scramble to entice donors is the result of new rules the Democratic National Committee unveiled this year that put an emphasis on grassroots fundraising. Candidates now have two paths to reach the stage for next month’s debates: Breaking 1 percent in three polls from pollsters approved by the DNC, or tallying 65,000 unique campaign donors, with at least 200 donors in 20 different states.

But with 23 major candidates in the race as of Thursday and only 20 spots on the debate stage, the DNC’s tiebreaker will first prioritize candidates who have met both the polling and donor threshold, something Gillibrand has not publicly announced she’s done, unlike Booker.

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