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It’s no secret that Bernie Sanders is raising tons of money, but that fact that he’s doing it without a finance team is highly unusual.
Bernie Sanders loves to talk about the fact that he doesn’t have a super-PAC backing his campaign. But the true state of his fundraising strategy is even more astonishing than that: The Sanders campaign doesn’t have a finance team.
And that’s a big deal.
Every competitive presidential campaign in recent election cycles has had team of people exclusively dedicated to finances: figuring out how much money the campaign needs, putting together a plan to get that money, and then making it all come together.
It’s considered a fundamental part of a modern presidential campaign, right up there with having a team to deal with the press. But Sanders may be changing that.
Symone Sanders, a spokesperson for the campaign, confirmed to The Daily Beast that the campaign doesn’t have anyone on staff focused full-time on raising money. Instead, she said, the campaign relies on its digital and data teams to bring home the small-dollar bacon.
“We do the bulk of our fundraising through the digital grassroots media,” said Symone Sanders. “We don’t have an official fundraising team.”
“We don’t have quote-unquote fundraisers,” she added. “Sen. Sanders doesn’t go to the fancy dinners where people pay upwards of $5,000 to attend. We have mini-rallies, if you will, fundraiser rallies, if you will. We’ve only done a few of those.”
None of the above. If Sanders likes socialism, then he should move out of the country to Europe where his views are mainstream. Why trash the US more than it already has been destroyed by his philosophy like under FDR and Johnson. FDR decided to take 15% of our money and then give it back 40 years later with no interest under Social Security. Bad deal. Bad. I want to opt out immediately and get the 15% raise for a real retirement fund that won't go bankrupt and pays more than 0% interest.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: SpecialSauce
Hmmm? Let's see, vote for Trump, Cruz, Clinton, or Sanders? Yeah, I dunno, I guess I'll go with Sanders.
Who do you wanna vote for?
The day before then-Vermont Representative Bernie Sanders voted to grant the gun industry immunity from legal liability, he voted against doing the same for fast-food companies and opposed doing the same for half a dozen other industries during his time in the House, roll call records show.
“When it really mattered, Senator Sanders voted with the gun lobby, and I voted against the gun lobby," Clinton said of the immunity vote in a Friday interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews.
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics that "Senator Sanders' record shows he is willing to hold most industries accountable for their abuses, but not gun manufacturers. It makes zero sense to provide an exception for the gun industry."
Podesta also repeated Clinton's call for Sanders to commit to fully repealing immunity for the gun industry.
I like Sanders, I really do. But I dont see him having the spine to stand against his own party fanatics.
He's raised over $73 million dollars so far and he doesn't accept money from the wealthy, the Big Biz types. He depends on the working class people and just going by his donations he's got a lot of support.