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Politics Super PAC backing Cory Booker’s presidential bid shuts down

01:20  28 november  2019
01:20  28 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Warren, Booker spar over wealth tax

  Warren, Booker spar over wealth tax Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sparred early in Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate over Warren's signature wealth-tax proposal.Warren has proposed a 2 percent tax on net worth above $50 million and a 6 percent tax on net worth over $1 billion."Doing a wealth tax is not about punishing anyone," she said. "It's about saying, 'You built something great in this country? Good for you. But you did it using workers all of us helped pay to educate. You did it getting your goods on roads and bridges all of us helped pay for. You did it protected by police and firefighters all of us help pay the salaries for.

A super PAC created to back Sen. Cory Booker ’ s bid for president will shut down , its operator said Wednesday, after Booker denounced super PACs and donors showed little interest. The PAC , called Dream United, was created almost a year ago by Steve Phillips, a Democratic donor and activist who

A prominent Democratic donor is launching a super PAC supporting Booker ’ s presidential bid . In an email to HuffPost, Booker spokesman Jeff Giertz didn’t directly say Phillips should shut down the super PAC Cory opposes super PACs aiming to support his or anyone’s candidacy for president .”

A super PAC formed to support Cory Booker’s Democratic presidential campaign is shutting down.

Cory Booker speaks Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. Booker, along with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer, all presidential hopefuls, spoke at the breakfast event hosted by the Al Sharpton's National Action Network. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris) © Provided by Associated Press Cory Booker speaks Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. Booker, along with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer, all presidential hopefuls, spoke at the breakfast event hosted by the Al Sharpton's National Action Network. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

The group’s founder, San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips, indicated in a news release Wednesday that Dream United had struggled to raise money. Booker, a New Jersey senator, has publicly disavowed support from super PACs, which aren't required to disclose their donors publicly.

Phillips, a former college classmate of Booker’s, said that it became clear while trying to fundraise for Dream United "that the donor community is strictly adhering to Senator Booker’s publicly articulated wishes that he does not welcome independent support." The group raised a little over $1.1 million during the first six months of the year, far short of Phillips' stated $10 million goal.

Mike Bloomberg apologizes for calling Cory Booker "well spoken" .
"I probably shouldn't have used the word, but I could just tell you he is a friend of mine," Bloomberg said."Cory Booker endorsed me a number of times and I endorsed Cory Booker a number of times," Bloomberg told King. "He's very well-spoken. He's got some good ideas. It would be better the more diverse any group is. But the public is out there picking and choosing and narrowing down this field.

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