Booker releases list of campaign bundlers

Booker releases list of campaign bundlers

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren won't meet with Barrett, calling Trump's nomination an 'illegitimate power grab' Schumer won't meet with Trump's Supreme Court pick This week: Senate kicks off Supreme Court fight MORE (D-N.J.) on Friday released a list of campaign bundlers who have helped the presidential hopeful raise at least $50,000 for his White House bid.

Booker's campaign released the list of 145 bundlers – people who have helped pool contributions from various individual donors – as 2020 contenders jostle to prove they’re being transparent in their campaign’s finances.

Among the high-profile donors who have raised at least $50,000 for Booker’s presidential bid are musician Jon Bon Jovi, Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezWatchdog confirms State Dept. canceled award for journalist who criticized Trump Kasie Hunt to host lead-in show for MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Senators ask for removal of tariffs on EU food, wine, spirits: report MORE (D-N.J.) and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D).


Booker joins South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team Billionaire 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 MORE (D) in releasing the names of campaign bundlers. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE said Thursday he also intends to release the names of his bundlers.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump, Biden clash over health care as debate begins Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate Biden mocks Trump campaign debate claims: 'I've got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready' MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren won't meet with Barrett, calling Trump's nomination an 'illegitimate power grab' The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's tax bombshell | More election drama in Pennsylvania | Trump makes up ground in new polls New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments MORE (D-Mass.), meanwhile, do not have traditional bundler programs. The two progressive firebrands, who have polled near the top of the crowded primary field, have also eschewed high-dollar private fundraisers.

The push for greater transparency was sparked by the ongoing feud between Buttigieg and Warren after the Massachusetts senator called for the Midwest mayor to make his fundraisers public and disclose his past clients from his time working for the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Buttigieg has since acceded to both demands.

The issue spilled onto the national stage at Thursday’s debate after Warren hit Buttigieg for hosting a fundraiser at a so-called “wine cave” in Napa, Calif.

Booker has lagged behind his primary competitors in the polls and in fundraising, failing to qualify for the December primary debate. However, he has refused calls to drop out, noting that the top-tier of the field is mostly white and that the presidential contenders should represent the diversity of the Democratic Party’ base.