Bitcoin and politics. You’d think the two didn’t mix, but for politicians looking to win an election, it’s just another way to bring in the funding.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will be accepting bitcoin for his run for Texas Governor, his campaign has announced.
“I am excited to see our campaign add another tool to our cutting digital outreach, which is allowing us to reach more Texans than any previous campaign in the state,” said Abbott in a statement.
“The spirit of Bitcoin embodies the free market principles that make Texas a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship,” he added. “We welcome the Bitcoin community to join our team.”
The move is interesting, particularly given Abbott’s current job, but many in the community would be happy to see Mr. Abbott turning to bitcoin contributions.
He isn’t the first, though.
At a New Year’s Eve party in New York City, Steve Stockman of Texas began accepting bitcoin donations for a Senate run.
On the other hand, Texas Representative Four Price’s campaign isn’t following in the tracks of Abbott.
“We are not ready for Bitcoin,” he said. “Our campaign will continue to accept the usual contributions, like cash or checks but that’s it.”
[textmarker color=”C24000″]Source[/textmarker] Lubbock Avalanche-Journal [textmarker color=”C24004″]Image[/textmarker] Gage Skidmore