One Virginia Democrat is in hot water for using unusual and very personal tactics to raise money for her campaign

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Politicians are usually willing to do anything they can to raise money.

But no one’s ever seen this level of dedication to bring in the dollars for a campaign. 

One Virginia Democrat is in hot water for using unusual and very personal tactics to raise money for her campaign. 

Politics runs on money

Politics is all a money game. 

Even the best candidates do not have a chance at winning if they cannot raise the money needed to get their message out.

That’s just the name of the game. 

That’s why politicians never stop asking for money.

They will do whatever it takes to retain their power, influence, and prestige, and that requires winning re-election over and over again, even if you repeatedly fail to deliver on your promises to voters.

Politicians have come up with all sorts of ways to raise money in the past – including the most popular method of simply allowing special interests to dictate your every vote in exchange for ensuring an endless supply of campaign contributions.

But of all the fundraising tactics deployed in politics, this is by far the most grotesque and degrading we’ve ever seen a candidate undertake for a few dollars.

More than your average mailer

Susanna Gibson is currently running in a hotly contested election for the Virginia House of Delegates – whichever party wins that seat could very well control the state’s legislature moving forward.

Even with such high stakes, Gibson had been performing well in the early stages of the election cycle, scoring endorsements from prominent Virginia Democrats, like Rep. Abby Spanberger (D-VA) and former Governor Ralph Northam.

But now, her race has just taken a turn for the worse.

According to a report from the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, Gibson live streamed a sexual rendezvous with her husband on Chaturbate, a website that streams live adult content and free chats.

In the live stream videos, the Democrat candidate was taking requests from those watching live on what sexual acts to perform on her husband, while requesting tips for “raising money for a good cause.”

This is a first for a candidate to be filming adult content to start her campaign funding. 

And when asked about her live streaming adult content for possible campaign contributions on a public website, Gibson responded that reporting on the public video was “an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family.”

“It won’t intimidate me and it won’t silence me,” Gibson added. “My political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they’re willing to commit a sex crime to attack me and my family because there’s no line they won’t cross to silence women when they speak up.”

And Gibson has since hired a lawyer to go after those who supposedly “invaded” her privacy by sharing a video she eagerly posted on a public website the entire whole world can see with just a few clicks.

Maybe some lawyers should look into seeing if these “tips” for adult content were reported as campaign contributions and within the correct reporting period. 

Should politicians raise money by producing adult content?