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Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Primary Challenger Wants Your Bitcoin (and Litecoin)

Congressional hopeful Agatha Bacelar is the latest dark-horse politician to join in on the Bitcoin campaign trail. The San Francisco-based Democrat is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and hopes to drum up support for a $1 million cryptocurrency campaign bankroll.

Agatha Bacelar Guns for the Tech Vote in Democratic Primary Agatha Bacelar is mounting a longshot primary challenge to Nancy Pelosi, and she’s bankrolling her effort with crypto. | Source: Agatha for Congress/Facebook

Bacelar is a Stanford engineer who hopes to woo the tech vote in California’s 12th congressional district.

This is one of the backbones of her crypto campaign because, she claims, only 3% of members of the House of Representatives come from a STEM background.

“Your support will help elect someone who understands the importance of this breakthrough technology, and that the US cannot be left behind,” she says on her campaign website. Pro-Bitcoin? Nancy Pelosi’s Dark Horse Challenger Is Banking on It Agatha Bacelar wants $1 million in crypto donations | Source: Agathaforcongress

Bacelar will gladly take your donations in several cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and USD Coin.

Coinbase is handling the official exchange, which is why its native stablecoin USDC rounds up the list of payment options. You won’t be able to donate anonymously, however, as campaign finance law requires your personal details.

Campaign finance law prevents anonymous donations | Source: Agathaforcongress

That may hurt her campaign, given how important privacy is to some crypto pundits. It’s early days, though, and Bacelar still has time to reach that lofty target.

So far, the drive has secured $5,000 out of an ambitious $1 million target – a goal which is even more demanding when you consider she won’t accept corporate sponsorship.

The self-proclaimed “grassroots” campaign will culminate with the Democratic...

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