Cory Booker staffer donates to rival Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand’s marketing campaign

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A staffer for Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker stated Wednesday that she donated cash to rival Kirsten Gillibrand’s marketing campaign to assist her qualify for the first debates.

Jenna Lowenstein, Booker’s deputy communications director, stated she made the donation to Sen. Gillibrand to assist her attain the 65,000 particular person donors she must qualify for the Democratic main debates.

“I simply donated to make sure @SenGillibrand’s essential perspective is on the controversy stage. Be a part of me!” Lowenstein tweeted.

Gillibrand, a senator from New York, is certainly one of greater than 20 Democratic contenders vying for the celebration’s presidential nomination.

The DNC has capped the debates to 20 individuals and can subject them with candidates who’re polling above 1 p.c and who’ve secured donations from greater than 65,000 individuals.

Gillibrand at present meets the polling threshold, however wants extra donations to make sure a spot on the controversy stage.

“It’s not a provided that abortion will come up on the 2020 main debates. It’s not a given that each candidate will defend reproductive rights as fiercely as @SenGillibrand. We’d like her on that stage. Should you agree, be sure her spot is assured,” her deputy communications director tweeted Wednesday with a hyperlink to her donation web page.

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