Months before election, liberal groups press Biden on picks for economic posts
Added 05-24-20 10:10:04am EST - “Liberal groups are pushing Joe Biden to pick tough watchdogs for U.S. economic posts ahead of the Nov. 3 election to generate broader support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.” - Reuters.com
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liberal groups are pushing Joe Biden to pick tough watchdogs for U.S. economic posts ahead of the Nov. 3 election to generate broader support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Leaders of organizations including the Revolving Door Project and Demand Progress said they expect to advance names of people they find acceptable to oversee taxes, regulation, stimulus oversight and markets should Biden defeat Republican President Donald Trump.
Activists want public-minded, progressive leaders to help ensure a fair economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and to guard against stimulus money being wasted on what they view as corporate giveaways.
Several progressive activists said they have begun sharing personnel preferences privately with Biden campaign officials. They plan to further make their case through task forces established with Senator Bernie Sanders and other sympathetic members of Congress who support Biden.
The quiet pressure campaign, still in its early stages, has engaged nearly three dozen progressive groups so far, according to conversations with the groups.
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