UPDATED 8:14 AM PT — Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Montana Governor Steve Bullock is blasting a Democrat 2020 hopeful for attempting to buy his way in to the race. On Tuesday, Bullock stated billionaire donor and activist Tom Steyer spent $10 million to get 130,000 people to donate to his campaign.
Steyer has now qualified for one of of the two DNC requirements needed to make the next two rounds of Democrat primary debates. Governor Bullock, also a Democrat hopeful, said the left-wing party’s rules on fundraising has created a situation that distances its candidates from their voters.
“Elections are about people talking to people, not billionaires being able to spend a whole lot of money to buy Facebook ads,” stated Bullock. “And that’s what all the campaigns are starting to do instead of spending that money actually talking to folks.”
In order to gain a spot for next month’s debates, Steyer must now gain at least two-percent of support in four qualifying polls.
A billionaire just spent $10 million to buy 130,000 donors.
Here’s what I think of that. pic.twitter.com/2hzhwe6WXN
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) August 14, 2019