The release of information comes as South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg broadens his campaign strategy—which already includes challenging former Vice-President Joe Biden—to focus on the Massachusetts senator, who had already released 11 years of tax returns.
“These disclosures include all the cases Elizabeth Warren worked on that we have been able to identify and all the income from each case we have been able to determine from public records, Elizabeth Warren’s personal records and other sources,” the campaign said.
Buttigieg had called for Warren to release additional tax returns from that time period. Simultaneously, Warren called for the mayor to open up his private fundraisers to reporters and reveal his client list from his three years (2007–2010) working for elite management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., which recently contracted with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the New York Post reports.
“Elizabeth does not sell access to her time—no closed-door big-dollar fundraisers, no bundling program, no perks or promises to any wealthy donor,” Warren campaign spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said.
“Any candidate who refuses to provide basic details about his or her own record and refuses to allow voters or the press to understand who is buying access to their time and what they are getting in return will be seen by voters as part of the same business-as-usual politics that voters have consistently rejected,” the campaign added.
In an attempt to explain his time at McKinsey, Buttigieg released a statement Friday, claiming, “As an associate, I was assigned to months-long stints on ‘teams’ of typically three or four people working on a study for a client. The bulk of my work on these teams consisted of doing mathematical analysis, conducting research and preparing presentations.
“I never worked on a project inconsistent with my values, and if asked to do so, Buttigieg continued, “I would have left the firm rather than participate.”
He has asked McKinsey to release his client list, The Hill reports.
Warren, who once said that she is “capitalist to [her] bones,” faces renewed scrutiny as she continues to assert that there is a way to have ethical capitalism, as evidenced by her campaign’s recently released shirts claiming, “Capitalism Without Rules is Theft.”
According to the New York Times‘ recent look at national polling averages, Warren is polling at 16 percent and falling, while Buttigieg is polling at 12 percent and rising.
Biden remains the frontrunner with 26 percent, and Sen. Bernie Sanders—who has the highest number of individual donations by far—continues to round out the top three with 16 percent of the vote.