So South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has risen in the polls as of late. Increased poll numbers comes with increased scrutiny from the both the media and your fellow candidates.
Mayor Pete is currently getting heat, once again, for his fundraising tactics. First, it was because of his closed-door, high-dollar fundraisers. Pete has taken hits from noted moralists and saints Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
The strikingly bland and shockingly dull Mayor Pete is once again getting catching flack for his fundraising methods. A top fundraiser for the “moderate” Democrat, sent out an email in which he appears to pushing a “pay for play” system, where donating heavily to Pete now means access to him later.
“If you want to get on the campaign’s radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning Iowa and New Hampshire, you can use the link below for donations.”
As bad that email may be what’s even worse is the campaign’s pitiful response:
“The campaign did not see or authorize the language in this email. But it is ridiculous to interpret it as anything more than asking potential supporters who may be interested in Pete to join our campaign before caucusing and voting begins.”
Let’s be honest, all campaigns and candidates do this kind of thing. How do you think most of Trump’s ambassadors got their positions? They decided to Trump and his campaign a sizable donation.
But to have it spelled out in such plain language isn’t going to do much good for Pete and campaign.