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These Democrats are Fundraising With Schumer, Days After Decrying Shutdown

Some are self-described moderates, some say they want to do bipartisan work. But they're raising campaign cash with the man who engineered the shutdown, just days after it ended.

By NTK Staff | 01.25.2018 @9:00am
These Democrats are Fundraising With Schumer, Days After Decrying Shutdown

Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and U.S. Senate candidates Beto O’Rourke (Texas) and Jacky Rosen (Nevada), all decried the government shutdown or celebrated its end in some way, shape, or form.

Yet all four are fundraising on Saturday with the man who engineered and steered the three-day shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Schumer, a fundraising powerhouse, is traveling to Houston, Texas to raise money for Democrats in tough 2018 races, and he’s bringing a cadre of allies with him. The Houston Chronicle reported:

On Saturday morning, the New York Democrat is expected to be joined by U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, and Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, at the Houston Marriott South for a fundraiser. Nelson and Donnelly are two of the most vulnerable Democrats running for re-election to the Senate.

Also expected at the fundraiser, according to an invite through Schumer’s U.S. Senate campaign and an invite obtained by the Houston Chronicle, are Democrats Beto O’Rourke and Jacky Rosen, a Nevada Democrat. O’Rourke is running for the U.S. Senate in Texas and Rosen is running for the Senate in Nevada.

However, all four of those Democrats – O’Rourke and Rosen are U.S. House members – either touted their “bipartisan” work to end the shutdown, or criticized the shutdown itself.

It appears self-styled “bipartisan” members of Congress can forgive shutting down the government when campaign cash is involved.

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