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Sanders Supporters Stand up to Ugly, Negative Campaign by Clinton Super PAC

WASHINGTON – Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders donated more than $1.2 million in two days after he was attacked by a super PAC backing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a message that Sanders will send to supporters on Friday, he thanked them “for standing up to ugly, negative campaigning.” In just 48 hours, Sanders’ donors gave $1.2 million to his Democratic presidential campaign after Correct the Record, the Clinton-backing super PAC, attempted to link Sanders and the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The average donation was $23. “I hope that sends a very clear message that the American …

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Bernie Bolsters Iowa Campaign

MUSCATINE, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on Friday that he appointed Lilia Chacon to serve as press secretary in Iowa. An award-winning journalist, Chacon is part of Sanders’ growing team spread across 15 campaign offices throughout the state that will kick off next year’s presidential nomination contest. “We are thrilled to have Lilia on board,” said Iowa State Director Robert Becker. “Lilia’s experience will be a huge asset to this campaign as we continue to build on our momentum in Iowa.” Chacon will be a key leader in Sanders’ Iowa organization. The staff that now numbers more than …

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Sanders Slams ‘Corrupt’ Campaign Finance System

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that super PACs, the campaign financing schemes spawned by a disastrous Supreme Court ruling, have corrupted American politics. “People do not like the idea that as a result of Citizens United our campaign finance system has become corrupt and politicians have become dependent on billionaires and super PACs for money,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Sanders also was interviewed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders has actively discouraged super PAC support and instead relied on more than 400,000 donors whose average contribution to him is $31. With …

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