Sen. Cory Booker announced late Tuesday that he will no longer accept campaign contributions from political action committees of for-profit companies, following the example of some of his fellow Democrats.
His tweet includes the Twitter handle of End Citizens United, a group that has endorsed a number of candidates who "are standing up against Big Money by rejecting corporate PACs contributions in each of their campaigns."
Booker became the fifth U.S. senator to reject corporate PAC money; he was preceded Tuesday by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
“Because of the corrosive effect of corporate money in politics, I’ve decided from this point on I am no longer accepting corporate PAC checks into my campaign,” Gillibrand said in a video announcing her decision.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have also pledged to reject corporate PAC contributions.
I heard from constituents today asking about corporate PAC contributions. I'm joining several of my colleagues & no longer accepting these contributions. Our campaign finance system is broken. I thank @StopBigMoney for their work—it’s time to pass campaign finance reform.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 14, 2018