Cory Booker Puts ‘pause’ On Fundraising From Pharma Companies
Cory Booker puts ‘pause’ on fundraising from pharma companies
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Friday that he has suspended accepting donations from pharmaceutical companies after a backlash from Democrats.
In an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Booker said the “pause” was necessary due to public criticism.
“Well, we put a pause on even receiving contributions from pharma companies because it arouses so much criticism and just stopped taking it,” Booker told NPR’s Rachel Martin.
Booker, who said he hails from “a Big Pharma state,” told NPR that the majority of his donations now come from individual contributors.
“The other thing that we’re trying to do which I’m …