In About-Face, Warren Welcomes Super PAC Help She Once Shunned

Grant Boone
February 21, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren has built her presidential campaign to embody her hatred of the corrupting influence of money in politics, but on Thursday she said she has no choice but to accept a super PAC's help.

Speaking to reporters in Las Vegas on Thursday, the MA senator did not disavow the newly formed PAC backing her even though she has long said she would only rely on small donors to fund her campaign. "Since day one of this campaign, she has made clear that she thinks all of the candidates should lock arms together and say we don't want super PACs and billionaires to be deciding our Democratic nominee", Warren campaign spokesman Chris Hayden said. "And at that point, there were some women around the country who said, 'that's not right'".

Warren continued, "So here's where I stand: If all the candidates want to get rid of super PACs, count me in, I'll lead the charge". But that's how it has to be. "It can't be the case that a bunch of people keep them and only one or two don't", the Massachusetts Democrat added.

For many, the highlight of the night was her epic read of billionaire former NY mayor Mike Bloomberg. In Nevada, Warren is polling in third place with 14.5 percent support while rival Sen.

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"Everyone on this stage except Amy and me is either a billionaire or is receiving help from PACs that can do unlimited spending", Warren cried out at the New Hampshire Democratic debate two weeks ago.

The shift comes at a time Warren needs help raising her status and money in the presidential field after a disappointing fourth-place finish in New Hampshire that netted her no national delegates in her neighboring state.

A Super PAC is the term for a massive political action committee that is barred from coordinating with a campaign or contributing to a campaign under FEC rules.

Politico reported that Persist PAC, a new pro-Warren super PAC, has reserved about $800,000 in TV and radio ads ahead of the Nevada caucuses, per Advertising Analytics.

A super PAC supporting Klobuchar has also emerged in recent days.

The Nevada Democratic caucuses are slated to take place on February 22.

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