Klobuchar plans to open fundraisers to the press

Klobuchar plans to open fundraisers to the press
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight MORE (D-Minn.) will open fundraisers for her presidential campaign to the press starting this week, her campaign said Tuesday.

Klobuchar’s announcement that she will allow the media to observe her fundraisers starting Wednesday comes amid heightened scrutiny over the entire primary field over transparency regarding their finances.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker says he will ask Amy Coney Barrett if she will recuse herself from presidential election-related cases Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for SCOTUS confirmation hearings before election The movement to reform animal agriculture has reached a tipping point MORE (D-N.J.) and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBillionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice MORE, two other 2020 contenders, also recently announced that they would open their fundraising events to the press, while former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Biden campaign sells 'I paid more income taxes than Trump' stickers Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose MORE has utilized a pool system for reporters for his fundraisers since the start of his campaign. 

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Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose The role (un)happiness plays in how people vote MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Democrats blast Trump after report reveals he avoided income taxes for 10 years: 'Disgusting' Overnight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds MORE (D-Mass.), the two leading progressives in the primary field, have eschewed private fundraising events in the name of transparency.

Klobuchar’s campaign will use a pool system similar to Biden’s in which it will allow for a single reporter to attend and cover fundraisers and then distribute a report at the end of the event. The campaign will also disclose its bundlers but gave no indications on the timing of that announcement. 

Klobuchar’s first fundraiser that will be open to the press will take place Wednesday in Los Angeles.

The push for candidates to open their fundraisers to the press began after Warren went after Buttigieg over his finances, saying he should disclose his clients from his time working for consulting firm McKinsey & Co., release a list of his bundlers and allow reporters into his private fundraising events.

The South Bend mayor has since disclosed his past clients and those who have raised over $25,000 for his campaign and announced he would allow media into his fundraisers.