Congressman Tom Emmer Will Accept Crypto Donations For Campaign
Emmer has been mentioned on here before and it seems more and more politicians are realizing the power and necessity of cryptocurrency, namely Bitcoin.
US Congressman Tom Emmer Will Accept Crypto Donations for Reelection Campaign
CDC founder and President Perianne Boring told CoinDesk contributors can make donations to Emmer’s campaign using any of the eight cryptocurrencies supported by BitPay, including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, Gemini’s U.S. dollar stablecoin and Circle’s USDC.
Emmer is not the first politician to accept crypto contributions. In 2015, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) accepted bitcoin to fund his presidential campaign. Last year, Democrats Rep. Eric Salwell of California and Andrew Yang both accepted crypto donations for their presidential campaigns as well. But, according to Boring, Rep. Emmer’s initiative is different.
“He’s engaging the community. It’s more than just adding a button on his campaign website. It’s about including more people in the political process, especially young people who prefer to leverage advanced technologies,” Boring said.