Accuracy in Media

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) promised to swear off big money for her general election campaign, but her campaign will not rule out Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraisers.

In February of 2019, Warren originally pledged to swear off high-dollar fundraisers and PAC money only in the primary.

In a statement to CBS News this week Warren said she now intends to keep refusing big money even if she faces off against President Donald Trump.

But, there’s a catch news outlets have failed to report on.

Warren’s campaign is “open to hosting big money events for the DNC if it would assist her fellow Democrats ‘up and down the ballot.’”

In August Warren attended a high dollar big-ticket DNC fundraiser. The same fundraisers with wealthy donors and top political insiders Warren alleged helped rig the 2016 election in Clinton’s favor. It was the fall of 2017 when Warren criticized the same insiders for “unfairly influencing the party’s last presidential primary to ensure Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would lose to the former secretary of state and first lady.”

When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper is the Democratic primary was rigged she said, “What we’ve got to do as Democrats now is hold this party accountable.”

Despite Warren’s criticism of her party, at the August gathering, she received a standing ovation from over 150 of the party’s top donors and insiders before starting her speech.

Although Warren’s campaign did not say whether it planned to use the DNC as a de facto fundraising organ the party has traditionally done so for previous presidential nominees, most recently Clinton in the 2016 primary and general election.

Warren’s flop on big donors comes directly after her latest fundraising email claiming she was visibly pregnant when the “principal told her that her job was going to someone else.”

School board records obtained by the Free Beacon show the school offered Warren a new contract and she quit by choice, a claim that Warren made in 2007.

Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. @MarissaAlisa

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