- Oct 25, 2017
Elizabeth Warren is seeking to find a balance — disavowing fund-raisers with wealthy contributors while promising not to actually disarm in a potential matchup with President Trump.
This is a reversal of her previous decision.Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has risen in the Democratic presidential primary on her pledge to forgo traditional big-money fund-raisers, said this week that if she became the nominee she would continue to skip such events, a reversal of what her position has been throughout 2019.
From the day Ms. Warren announced her plan to skip traditional fund-raisers in February, she had said the pledge only applied to the primary. “I do not believe in unilateral disarmament,” she said then on MSNBC.
But she told CBS News in an interview posted on Tuesday evening that, even as President Trump has set fund-raising records, she would not change how her campaign raises money if she won the Democratic nomination.
Edit: chirt points out that she still hasn't reversed course on taking big donations during the GE altogether. So this is progress but still not all the way there.