Democratic Presidential Candidate Warren Gets Super PAC Help Despite Past Opposition

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will get help in the final days before Nevada’s caucuses from a super PAC, despite her outspoken opposition to such fundraising efforts.

The organization, Persist, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday and launched a new commercial in Nevada backing Warren’s White House bid.

Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, has centered her campaign on eliminating the influence of money in politics, forswearing high-dollar fundraisers and accusing billionaires like rival Michael Bloomberg of buying their way into the race.

But she cannot control independent political action committees known as super PACs, which may raise and spend unlimited funds as long as they do not coordinate with candidates’ campaigns.

A spokeswoman for Warren’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday morning.

At the most recent Democratic debate in New Hampshire, Warren criticized other candidates for getting help from outside sources.

“Everyone on this stage except Amy and me is either a billionaire or is receiving help from PACs that can do unlimited spending,” Warren said, referring to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. “So if you really want to live where you say, then put your money where your mouth is and say no to the PACs.”

Since then, a super PAC supporting Klobuchar, Kitchen Table Conversations, has also formed and is running television ads in Nevada and South Carolina.

Nevada’s caucuses take place on Saturday, while South Carolina’s Democratic primary election is scheduled for one week later. The candidates will appear on stage on Wednesday night for a televised debate in Las Vegas.

Warren is looking for a comeback in Nevada after finishing third and fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire despite having invested heavily on the ground in both states.

She is backed by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a PAC that has been closely allied with her since she first ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Persist takes its name from a phrase that Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell used to admonish Warren in 2017, when he said, “Nevertheless, she persisted.” The words have since become a rallying cry for Warren’s supporters.

It is not clear who the super PAC’s financial backers are. A spokesman for the group did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday morning.

The new advertisement featured images of Warren with former President Barack Obama and spotlights Warren’s fight against Wall Street, including her work in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“It’s why she’ll take him on – and win,” the narrator continues, over a photo of President Donald Trump.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Howard Goller)

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  1. I’ve decided that the Dimocrats and socialism are awesome. Tomorrow I’m going to switch my party to Dimocrat just so I can vote in the state primary. I’ll vote for Bernie.

    Then I’ll immediately switch to NOT Dimocrat, because the Republican’t primaries are already a done deal and voting in the general is the real deal. Not that it matters in a bobblehead state like OR.

    Gaming the system is fun, especially if there’s nothing to lose and nothing illegal, unlike non-citizens voting. Does anyone doubt that allowing illegals to get driver licenses which automatically register them to vote is not a coincincidence?

    1. I highly recommend this tactic to those who can do it. F the Dims. Let’s get them to run a Commie who’s never been part of the party.

  2. Warren reminds me of an old hippie. Yes I’m that old. There was a commune near my childhood home. Maybe that’s why she looks familiar.
    Nevertheless it’s no surprise that her values change with the need for more money. The writing’s on the wall. Get out now Liz!

    1. Cherl, I WAS a hippie. I still have the tie-dye Grateful Dead tees to prove it.

      Then I grew up and learned how the world REALLY works. Millenials call it “adulting”, as if becoming a mature, thinking citizen is something new.

      If Jerry Rubin could go to work for Wall St. and domestic terrorist/murderers Ayers and Bernadette Dorn could become Dim “influencers” and college professors…..

      1. LOL…Yes, Screw grew up and believes tax cuts pay for themselves, Mexico is paying for the wall, China is paying the import tariffs, and lying to the FBI is not a crime if you worked on the Trump campaign. YOU have NOT “learned how the world really works.”

        1. Phil,
          You cannot say a damn thing about what I believe unless I say so.

          Your projection and hallucination have reached new heights of delusion and dishonesty.

          I’m only replying to illustrate how delusive, extreme, and stupid your posts remain.

          1. Screw, WHERE did you get the wacky idea that I need your permission to make fun of your gullibility??? Are you having delusions? I only know what YOU post. BUT I do understand how you would NOT want to admit how gullible you are. Remember when you were ranting because those Liberal Norwegians would not give Trump the Nobel Peace Prize for denuclearizing N Korea? If you don’t want to be made fun of, don’t post your delusions.

      2. And that’s how becoming a grown up is supposed to be. Working for what you want to achieve with your life, paying for it and not expecting to be given anything for free. And then there’s the fly buzzing around and following your posts with hollow chatter. No name necessary. You know who she is. Lol

        1. Cherl,
          It’s called taking personal responsibility.
          Sadly, there are too many out there who want some elitist government bureaucrat to do that for them.

  3. Lyin’ Liz is true to form.
    She walked back her *ahem* bold healthcare plan.
    She violated the treaty with Bernie.
    Now she’s getting help from a PAC, which she claimed she’d never do.

      1. True. But I wonder if there will be a “I’m Elizabeth Warren and I approve this message.” attached to the PAC’s ads.

        If she truly disapproved, she’d utterly deny anything the PAC says or does.

  4. Funny how your ethics change when your numbers are not looking so hot, like last summer, huh?

    Your best plan of action to retain what credibility that you have left, Elizabeth, is to drop out now and endorse Bernie. I know that will be unlikely, but you really should do that before Super Tuesday.

          1. General, please do not pick on Cherl for her inability to focus her attention. It is clear she has AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder)

    1. I have no issue with your plan of people dropping out, BUT you do understand that Bernie is taking PAC money as well. Please don’t take my word for it. Check Open Secrets for Bernie’s campaign finance filings. “Funny how your ethics change” EVEN IF your numbers are the majority of the FAR LEFT candidates. Bernie is carrying 27% of the 43% FAR Left support. If Warren endorses Bernie, that is no guarantee her supporters are going to support him. Go back to 2016, when Bernie finally endorsed Hillary, DID YOU support her?

      1. Of course I voted for her. That doesn’t mean that I AGREED with her policies, it just means that I recognized what the dangers of candidate Trump were and I knew that he had to be stopped in his tracks.

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