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Buttigieg campaign introduces contest for lowest donation

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/475890-buttigieg-campaign-introduces-contest-for-lowest-donation

 

Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign announced a new contest to drum up fundraising: who can give the Democratic candidate the lowest contribution. 

In a email to supporters Tuesday evening, Buttigieg's campaign wrote that the donor who contributes the lowest amount in the hours ahead — provided that no other donor matches the contribution amount — will win a prize from the campaign.

 

"All you have to do to win is donate the smallest amount that nobody else donates," reads the email. "Multiple donations are allowed; just be creative, pick a unique donation amount, and you could win."

 

 

Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign announced a new contest to drum up fundraising: who can give the Democratic candidate the lowest contribution. 

In a email to supporters Tuesday evening, Buttigieg's campaign wrote that the donor who contributes the lowest amount in the hours ahead — provided that no other donor matches the amount — will win a prize from the campaign.

 
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"All you have to do to win is donate the smallest amount that nobody else donates," reads the email. "Multiple donations are allowed; just be creative, pick a unique donation amount, and you could win."

 
 
 

Some Twitter users pointed out that the effect of the contest would be to lower the South Bend, Ind., mayor's average donation amount. Other candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have frequently touted their low average donations on the debate stage to highlight grassroots support for their campaigns.

 

"The Pete for America Innovation Team out there working hard on Christmas Eve coming up with gimmicks to lower his average donation amount this quarter. Funny stuff," wrote Tim Tagaris, a senior adviser to the Sanders campaign.

 

"This is so transparently hilarious. Wow, his average donation was lower this quarter... it’s a Christmas miracle!" Tagaris added.

 

The fundraising contest comes just days after Buttigeig faced heat from his fellow Democrats onstage at Thursday's Democratic debate over a fundraiser in a wine cave, which was pilloried by rivals such as Andrew Yang and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as an effort to sway big donors to Buttigieg's campaign while opening up the mayor to special interests.

Buttigeig and Warren in particular have been battling ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

 

The battles over fundraising and donors have prompted new scrutiny of both campaigns. On Tuesday, The Washington Post published a story that focused on contributions from bigger donors that Warren had taken before her presidential campaign

 

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It's a "cheap", heh heh, gimmick and lowers Buttigieg, in my esteem.

 

Buttigieg has been the recipient of much criticism for his ritzy wine cave fundraiser and billionaire contributors.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/22/pete-buttigieg-just-shill-corporations-and-donor-class

 

Now he's trying to lower his average contribution with this contest, that's conveniently timed just ahead of the fourth-quarter filing deadline.  By holding a contest, he's soliciting low-dollar contributions he wouldn't ordinarily get.

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2 hours ago, bludog said:

It's a "cheap", heh heh, gimmick and lowers Buttigieg, in my esteem.

 

Agreed.  

 

In the 3rd quarter, his average donation was $32.  Perhaps it was going to be significantly higher in the 4th quarter and he didn't want the embarrassment?   Instead of gaming the stats, he should have just owned it like he did during the debate.  I thought that was rather effective.  

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8 hours ago, Renegade said:

 

Agreed.  

 

In the 3rd quarter, his average donation was $32.  Perhaps it was going to be significantly higher in the 4th quarter and he didn't want the embarrassment?   Instead of gaming the stats, he should have just owned it like he did during the debate.  I thought that was rather effective.  

 

He is insufferable and too stupid to fix health care which demands total lifetime single payer...

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