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Comey Donates to Klobuchar 2020 Presidential Run

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 April 2019 02:52 PM

James Comey and his wife reportedly each donated $2,700 to the presidential campaign of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. — a former law school friend of the former FBI director.

According to Rolling Stone, which cited first-quarter financial reports with the Federal Election Commission, the “celebrity” donation from Comey was part of Klobuchar’s $8.8 million haul.

Comey donated $2,700 to Klobuchar's campaign, and his wife, Patrice, made two separate contributions — $1,000 and $1,700  — during the first quarter of 2019. 

Individuals can contribute a maximum of $2,800 during the primaries.

In the wake of Comey’s firing in May 2017, Klobuchar told a Minnesota affiliate of Fox News about her friendship with him.

“I was a friend of Jim Comey in law school, a classmate of his,” Klobuchar told the affiliate. “And while I didn’t agree with him on how we handled the Hillary Clinton investigation, he was respected by the agents that worked with him, respected by law enforcement in Minnesota.”

Klobuchar and Comey both went to the University of Chicago Law School, and Comey once called her “annoyingly smart,” according to Vogue magazine.

The Daily Caller reported Comey and his wife previously donated the same amount to Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., and volunteered in her campaign, to unseat GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock last November.

Comey was a registered Republican until 2016, contributing to both the late John McCain’s and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.

But he told ABC News in April 2018: “I see the Republican Party, as near as I can tell, reflects now entirely Donald Trump’s values. It doesn’t reflect values at all. It’s transactional, it’s ego-driven, it’s in service to his ego.”

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James Comey and his wife reportedly each donated $2,700 to the presidential campaign of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. — a former law school friend of the former FBI director.
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