Booker releases list of campaign bundlers

Booker releases list of campaign bundlers

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerPaul clashes with Booker, Harris over anti-lynching bill Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd Rand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill 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) MenendezGovernment watchdog: 'No evidence' Pompeo violated Hatch Act with Kansas trips No time to be selling arms to the Philippines Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation MORE (D-N.J.) and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D).

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Booker joins South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) in releasing the names of campaign bundlers. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination The Memo: Job numbers boost Trump and challenge Biden Chris Wallace: Jobs numbers show 'the political resilience of Donald Trump' MORE said Thursday he also intends to release the names of his bundlers.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody 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.