Foreign government lobbyists are donating to Democrats, and some candidates are keeping the cash

The Mercury News

But at a time when many Democrats are increasingly worried about foreign influence in the U.S. political system — an issue put under the spotlight by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony Wednesday — rejecting the donations is a way for the candidates to shore up their good government bona fides. The candidates have recognized that voters are going to hold them accountable not only for what they say they’re going to do about reforming our campaign finance system but also about how they run their own campaigns,” said Brendan Fischer, an attorney with the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center.

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