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Elizabeth Warren says she won't hold fundraisers for wealthy donors and promises 'equal access'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she won't hold fundraisers that are exclusively for wealthy donors during her 2020 campaign.

The Democratic presidential candidate said Monday she will not host "fancy receptions or big money fundraisers only with people who can write big checks" during her campaign, according to CNN. She also said she won't be placing phone calls to supporters based on how much they've donated.

"When I thank the people giving to my campaign, it will not be based on the size of their donation," Warren said, also promising a campaign built on "equal access."

Warren will be holding fundraising events, but her campaign manager said in an email to staff that they will be "pay-what-you-can," and there won't be any "major donor-only events," according to The Wall Street Journal, which also reports that this announcement is an effort to "boost lackluster online fundraising."

This plan, however, seems to only apply to the Democratic presidential primaries; the Journal reports that in a staff email, Warren's campaign manager specified that they would use "traditional" fundraising methods in the general election and "do what is necessary to stay competitive with Donald Trump."