Klobuchar releases names of bundlers

Klobuchar releases names of bundlers

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar, Steyer unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage MORE (D-Minn.) Friday released a list of campaign donors who have helped funnel at least $25,000 for her White House bid. 

The campaign posted on its website a list of more than 150 donors — people who have helped pool contributions from various individual donors — as 2020 contenders jostle to prove they’re being transparent about their campaign’s finances.

Among the high-profile donors included on the list are Minnesota Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithDemocratic senators ask FDA to ban device used to shock disabled students Trump pick for Fed seat takes bipartisan fire Biden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements MORE (D), former Vice President Walter Mondale who also served as a Minnesota senator, and several ambassadors.

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Klobuchar joins former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' MORE, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegKlobuchar, Steyer unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSpeculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Conway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises MORE (D-N.J.) in releasing the names of campaign bundlers.

Meanwhile Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Massachusetts Democrats question deployment of Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage MORE (D-Mass.), two top-tier candidates, do not have traditional bundler programs. The two progressives have also shunned high-dollar private fundraisers.

Campaign finances were pushed into the spotlight late last year by a feud between Buttigieg and Warren after the Massachusetts senator called for the former 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. 

Several candidates have since followed suit, wary of being perceived by the party base that they are withholding information regarding their finances or are beholden to special interests.

While Klobuchar has trailed behind Biden, Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg in most national and early state polls, she has qualified for every primary debate thus far and has signs of building support in Iowa, which holds the first-in-the-nation caucus and neighbors Minnesota.