Gillibrand To Fundraise In Hamptons This Weekend After Ripping ‘Toxic Influence’ Of Money In Politics

Peter Hasson | Reporter

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be fundraising in the Hamptons this weekend after spending much of July decrying the “toxic influence” of money in politics.

Democratic donor Lisa Rosenblum is hosting a brunch for Gillibrand and Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Sunday, according to the New York Post.

Rosenblum, a vice president for cable company Altica USA, was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 and gave $60,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.

Gillibrand, once considered a relatively conservative Democrat, repeatedly attacked the role of money in politics in July as she attempts to beef up her progressive credentials ahead of a likely 2020 presidential run.

She pledged in February to stop accepting donations from corporate political action committees. (RELATED: Gillibrand Says Democrats Should Immediately Abolish ICE After Taking Back Congress)

“Almost every bad policy that comes out of Washington can be traced back to the toxic influence money has over our politics,” Gillibrand argued on July 24. “We can transform our economy and level the playing field by getting corporate money out of our elections.”

The Gillibrand campaign did not return a request for comment.

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