“Independent” Heitkamp Takes Last-Minute Contributions From Self-Avowed Socialist, Obama Cabinet Member
Yesterday I wrote about Heitkamp’s campaign bombarding supporters with pleas for contributions. Today I’ve been going over some of Heidi Heitkamp’s 48-hour contribution disclosures from the FEC (law requires notification of contributions of $1,000 or more within 48 hours of receipt starting the 20th day before the election), and it’s clear that while Heitkamp has cast herself as an independent there are some very liberal interests putting money into her campaign in the closing days.
You can see all of the 48-hour disclosures filed by Heitkamp’s campaign in October below. Among the contributions are a $2,500 contribution from the Progressive Voters of America PAC started by self-described socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, who is so far to the left he doesn’t even ID as a Democrat (though he does caucus with them in Congress).
Heitkamp also received a $2,500 contribution from former Obama Chief of Staff William M. Daley:
If you Google the names in the reports below you find most of the contributors are big-money liberals from all over the country, tied closely to the Obama administration and financing Obama’s campaigns.
Which is a strange thing for a candidate like Heitkamp who has made much of her supposed “independence.” Heitkamp says she’s not Obama, and during a recent high-profile campaign event with Bill Clinton there was no mention of Obama at all. Heitkamp has also cast herself as a more conservative sort of Democrat.
But who, in the closing days of her campaign, is coming out of the woodwork to try and put Heitkamp over the top? A cross-section of far-left political figures and liberal financiers, which conflicts directly with Heitkamp’s claims of “independence” and moderation.