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U.S. Senate candidate Tricia Flanagan with Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist in Parsippany in June 2019

Booker Still Silent On Flanagan’s Campaign Finance Challenge

Is Booker’s talk of fairness real or simply more campaign rhetoric

By David Wildstein, July 02 2019 9:48 am


LAWRENCEVILLE – Two weeks have passed since Republican Senate candidate Tricia Flanagan issued an “ethics challenge” to US Senator Cory Booker. Flanagan’s challenge is straightforward, if one contributes to Booker’s presidential campaign he doesn’t accept a contribution from the same donor to his senatorial campaign.

“One of the unintended consequences of the passage of ‘Cory’s Law’ is that Mr. Booker now has the ability to use his vanity presidential campaign to build a nationwide donor list for his senatorial campaign,” Tricia Flanagan said, “That’s why I have issued a simple challenge to the Senator, if one contributes to his presidential campaign he doesn’t accept a contribution from the same donor to his senatorial campaign.”

“I issued that challenge on June 17th  and Mr. Booker continues to remain silent on the issue.” Flanagan remarked, “I find it odd that a man who talks so much about fairness has remained silent about a campaign challenge that most New Jerseyans would find perfectly fair.”

“The ball is in Mr. Booker’s court, is he going to accept my challenge and do the right thing and promise to accept only one contribution per donor or is he going to continue to use his vanity presidential campaign to build a nationwide donor list for his senatorial campaign,” Flanagan said. “Mr. Booker can’t hide forever, eventually he’s going to have to accept or decline my challenge at which time we’ll all learn if his talk of fairness is real or simply more campaign rhetoric.”

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