Capitol Report: Elizabeth Warren to forgo fundraisers with big donors | Border-emergency showdown set for this week

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves to the crowd before speaking at an organizing event on Feb. 18, 2019 in Glendale, Calif.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren escalated her presidential campaign’s battle against big money in politics, announcing that her bid for the Democratic nomination will forgo traditional fundraising methods meant to cultivate a candidate’s relationships with the wealthy, the New York Times reports.

The Massachusetts senator told supporters in an email on Monday she would no longer hold the private fundraisers and one-on-one meetings with big donors that have become typical for Democrats and Republicans. As the Times notes, however, the announcement’s most important function could be its political impact, since Warren was unlikely to receive the majority of support from big donors.

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