Booker to stop accepting donations from corporate PACs

Booker to stop accepting donations from corporate PACs
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerAnti-Trump protesters hold candlelight vigil by White House House backs resolution expressing support for ICE Dems to propose legislation to prevent ICE from shackling pregnant women MORE (D-N.J.) said Tuesday night he will no longer accept campaign contributions from corporate PACs, joining several other Democratic lawmakers.

“I heard from constituents today asking about corporate PAC contributions. I'm joining several of my colleagues & no longer accepting these contributions," Booker tweeted. "I thank @StopBigMoney for their work—it’s time to pass campaign finance reform."

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The New Jersey senator’s announcement comes hours after an aide for Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandTrump: ‘Dems have a death wish’ Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas Senate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE MORE (D-N.Y.) confirmed she stopped accepting donations from corporate PACs as of Jan. 1.

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Maria Cantwell (Wash.), along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have also pledged not to accept corporate PAC donations.

Booker, Gillibrand, Sanders and Warren are all considered potential Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race.

The Democratic group End Citizens United has pushed candidates to pledge not to accept campaign funds from corporate PACs.