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SCANDAL: Tom Steyer's aide caught bribing politicians in return for endorsing Steyer in the 2020 Dem Primary!

Afro Republican

Aug 24, 2016
A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations.

The overtures from Pat Murphy, a former state House speaker who is serving as a top adviser on Steyer's Iowa campaign, aren't illegal — though payments for endorsements would violate campaign finance laws if not disclosed. There's no evidence that any Iowans accepted the offer or received contributions from Steyer's campaign as compensation for their backing.

But the proposals could revive criticism that the billionaire Steyer is trying to buy his way into the White House. Several state lawmakers and political candidates said they were surprised Steyer's campaign would think he could purchase their support.

Tom Courtney, a former Democratic state senator from southeastern Iowa who's running for reelection to his old seat, told The Associated Press that the financial offer "left a bad taste in my mouth."

Murphy said concerns about his outreach were the result of a "miscommunication."
"Miscommunication" oh really?

When you are polling less than 1% most of the time, you aren't really visible. That doesn't mean you can get away with crooked acts. Now his chances have went from .01% to .001% in becoming the nominee.

Tom Steyer should have used Andrew Yangs Playbook to get more voter support, offer 10 lucky people $120,000 for one year and look at him go to 3% of the vote and no further just like Yang! Which also should have been illegal but Yang got away with it somehow.

It looks he'll likely be the next to drop out. He can't recover from this, some Democrat politicians are calling for him to remove himself already.