Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gauges Wall Street executives' interest in backing a potential 2020 presidential run
January 4, 2019 at 8:17 PM - Views: 62 #8593leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is reaching out to Wall Street executives to gauge potential support if she were to run for president in 2020, CNBC has learned.
Gillibrand has personally been working the phones and calling senior executives at Wall Street firms in recent weeks to see whether they would back her campaign if she jumps into the race, according to two senior business leaders who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Donors in the financial community helped back Gillibrand’s successful re-election bid last year. Her effort to connect with business leaders this time comes as she contemplates entering what will likely be an expensive and protracted Democratic primary.
Gillibrand has gotten a mixed response from the executives, however. Some have enthusiastically kept the door open to helping her finance her possible 2020 operation while others are hesitant to return her calls.
vote for nobody
January 4, 2019 at 8:28 PM #8595elias39Participant
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Line up the big money early. Screw you Gillibrand.
January 4, 2019 at 8:37 PM #8599
January 4, 2019 at 9:04 PM #8609N2DocParticipant
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January 4, 2019 at 9:19 PM #8615bazukhovParticipant
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When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
January 4, 2019 at 9:20 PM #8616NV WinoModerator
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Way to go, Kirsten. Show your colors early.
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January 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM #8681Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Who knows? They may have several favorite candidates de jour before the primaries are over. The more they have, the better the chance of a real progressive getting the nomination.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
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