Dec 10, 2019

Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg released his client list from his time working at consulting firm McKinsey & Company from 2007 to 2010 on Tuesday evening.

Where it stands: According to The Atlantic, Buttigieg's clients included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Energy Foundation, the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Defense.

  • The mayor has received pushback in recent weeks for his time working at the high-powered and controversial consulting firm. Buttigieg claims he "never worked on a project inconsistent with [his] values," and told The Atlantic his work at the firm mainly related to increasing efficiency and lowering overhead expenditures.

The big picture: Publicly sharing details of his prior work is part of a larger push for transparency from Buttigieg. His campaign announced on Monday that all of his future fundraisers will be open to the press, and that a list of his fundraisers will be released within the week.

  • He also directly asked McKinsey to release him from a non-disclosure agreement in order to allow him to share his clients.

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Buttigieg says he doubts his consulting work led to insurer's layoffs

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told MSNBC's "'The Rachel Maddow Show" Tuesday night that he doubts his McKinsey & Company consulting work with health insurer client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan led to layoffs after he left.

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Buttigieg releases list of top campaign fundraisers

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign published a list on Friday of individual donors who have raised at least $25,000 for his 2020 election effort.

Driving the news: Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked the Indiana mayor last week for not disclosing those names. Buttigieg made another effort at transparency this week by releasing his full client list from when he worked at the high-powered and controversial consulting firm McKinsey & Company from 2007 to 2009.

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Scoop: Buttigieg fundraiser dangles influence for cash

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In a recent email exchange with a wealthy prospective donor, a top fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made an offer that was unusually blunt — even by modern pay-to-play standards.

What they're saying: "If you want to get on the campaign's radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning Iowa and New Hampshire, you can use the link below for donations," the fundraiser, H.K. Park, wrote in an email to the donor, which was reviewed by Axios.

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