Booker to stop accepting donations from corporate PACs

Booker to stop accepting donations from corporate PACs
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend Ocasio-Cortez returns to 'The Late Show' on Monday We need action on personal cybersecurity 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 GillibrandSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Ocasio-Cortez speaks about 'justice' at Women's March 2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend 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.