(Washington Examiner) Fox News anchor Chris Wallace grilled Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York on Monday over holding fundraising events with steep ticket prices.
Wallace pressed Gillibrand on whether access to political candidates was for sale after Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts pledged earlier in the day to nix exclusive fundraisers from her campaign strategy. Meanwhile, a Pfizer executive prepares to host a private Gillibrand event next month where entry costs between $1,000 and $2,700.
"No, but I think you do need to get money out of politics," Gillibrand said. "The most important thing we have to do is upend the way our Democracy functions. Today, the wealthiest, most powerful lobbyists and special interest groups get to write bills in the dead of night."
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