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Sat Dec 19, 2015, 07:45 PM

 

Sanders Raised More Than $1M After Data Breach, Aide Says

Source: CNN

By Dan Merica, CNN
Updated 6:08 PM ET, Sat December 19, 2015

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign raised more than $1 million on Friday, in part off an email charging that the Democratic National Committee tilted the scales toward Hillary Clinton after the DNC cut off Sanders from a crucial voter database, a campaign aide said Saturday.

"The reality is that the huge turnouts that we've had at our meetings, our strong fundraising, our volunteer base, and quick rise in the polls have caused the Democratic National Committee to place its thumb on the scales in support of Hillary Clinton's campaign," read the email. "You see that fact evidenced in their decision to bury the Democratic debates on weekends during nationally televised football games. It's more or less an open secret."

The fundraising email, penned by Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager, went out to the campaign's fundraising list Friday afternoon. It was sent hours after the DNC withheld the campaign's access to its own voter data after revelations surfaced that the Sanders campaign seized on a glitch in a DNC database to spy on Clinton's voter data. Sanders filed a federal lawsuit against the party, and the two sides announced a settlement in the wee hours of Saturday morning, with Sanders' access restored.

In the lawsuit, the campaign argued it was losing $600,000 a day over an inability to conduct fundraising.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/19/politics/bernie-sanders-dnc-data-fundraising/

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Reply Sanders Raised More Than $1M After Data Breach, Aide Says (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2015 OP
retrowire Dec 2015 #1
bjobotts Dec 2015 #16
LiberalElite Dec 2015 #2
mahina Dec 2015 #20
George II Dec 2015 #3
zalinda Dec 2015 #4
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #8
beltanefauve Dec 2015 #15
MoreGOPoop Dec 2015 #5
Kalidurga Dec 2015 #36
jwirr Dec 2015 #6
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #7
onehandle Dec 2015 #9
George II Dec 2015 #10
bjobotts Dec 2015 #17
George II Dec 2015 #25
JonLeibowitz Dec 2015 #28
George II Dec 2015 #29
JonLeibowitz Dec 2015 #30
Omaha Steve Dec 2015 #14
bjobotts Dec 2015 #19
onehandle Dec 2015 #22
George II Dec 2015 #27
Proserpina Dec 2015 #21
onehandle Dec 2015 #23
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #11
XanGo Dec 2015 #12
turbinetree Dec 2015 #13
bjobotts Dec 2015 #18
Proserpina Dec 2015 #24
George II Dec 2015 #31
Proserpina Dec 2015 #32
George II Dec 2015 #35
George II Dec 2015 #37
fredamae Dec 2015 #26
WhiteHat Dec 2015 #33
liberalhistorian Dec 2015 #34

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:00 PM

1. It only makes him stronger. :D nt

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Response to retrowire (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 01:17 AM

16. I got no email but donated when I heardDNC blocks his donor list

 

That should have been done to all or none so it was apparent what the DNC was doing...cheating on behalf of Clinton.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:00 PM

2. a teeny tiny, itsy bitsy part of that million is my two donations eom

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:05 AM

20. Along with mine

yes we can

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:01 PM

3. And the theory was it was a DNC/DWS "setup"?

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:07 PM

4. Every one knows it was

just like every one knew there were no weapons of mass destruction. Although, some people never learn.

Z

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:36 PM

8. People are reccing this shit.

 

Think I need a shower. Want nothing to do with them.

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Response to MeNMyVolt (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 11:46 PM

15. Or, you could just hide the post.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:16 PM

5. K & R

Screw us and we multiply. : )

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Response to MoreGOPoop (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 04:01 PM

36. That is generally how that works

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:23 PM

6. That is Bernie's movement in action.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:33 PM

7. And they're proud of this in some fashion?

 

good god.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:58 PM

9. Good. After he concedes, that money will go to the DNC. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:03 PM

10. I wonder if they used the voter contact data they found to canvas for funds?

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 01:21 AM

17. Clinton had Sanders data also.Bernie has always been too honest

 

Always. Only closed minded people would think Sanders would be deceitful. He's never been that way and all his associates know this about him.

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Response to bjobotts (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 11:53 AM

25. Nope. And no one said Sanders was deceitful, but it's obvious his "staffer" was......

....as Harry Truman said, "the buck stops here", meaning at the top.

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Response to George II (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:15 PM

28. Good that he fired him then. Is that not enough?

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:34 PM

29. There's still the open issue of how much snooping. ...

....and downloading went on.

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Response to George II (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:36 PM

30. The vendor already confirmed that no downloading was possible.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 11:39 PM

14. Q: What happens to a candidate’s leftover campaign funds when he or she drops out of the race?


Some people just make up replies and don't provide a link to back them up.

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/leftover-campaign-funds/

A: The big rule is: no personal use.
FULL QUESTION

Do candidates for elected office keep donations to their campaigns for personal use after they lose or drop out? Or do those donations have to go into a greater party fund?
FULL ANSWER

As Bob Biersack from the Federal Election Commission points out, most candidates don’t have much left over to begin with. Campaigning is expensive, and “leftover” money gets used for bills and debts first, including expenses incurred while winding down an abandoned campaign or a lost political office.

Candidates do sometimes end up with surplus funds, though, particularly if they’re incumbent members of Congress who decide not to run for another term. State and local governments have their own rules, but those running for federal office — including presidential candidates — must abide by strict FEC guidelines when it comes to their extra campaign money. They can donate an unlimited amount to a charity or political party. They can also, within limits, make contributions directly to other candidates. A campaign committee can give up to $2000 per election to each candidate. If the committee is converted into a political action committee, the limit jumps to $5000 – but to be established as a PAC, the committee would have to be in existence for six months, receive contributions from 50 donors, and make contributions to five recipients.

What candidates can’t do with leftover money is use it for personal expenses. Retiring federal lawmakers used to be able to pocket extra cash and use it for cars, vacations, clothes, pet grooming, whatever — but that changed in 1989 with the passage of the Ethics Reform Act.
– Jess Henig
Sources

Federal Election Commission. "Permissible non-campaign use of funds." Code of Federal Regulations. 1 Jan. 2007.
Berke, Richard. "Cash of Campaigns Can Go Elsewhere." The New York Times. 22 Jan. 1989.
Categories:Ask FactCheck

You really think if Bernie doesn't get to the General Election he would give it to the DNC?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 01:26 AM

19. Thanks for that info and the link.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:33 AM

22. It often does go to the party. There is a whole 'The West Wing' episode about this. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:13 PM

27. "Leftover money" is money that remains after a campaign disposes of whatever it can.....

....before a certain deadline, not the day that a campaign ceases to exist.

There are all sorts of things a campaign can do with money before it terminates its committee. It can be used to pay salaries, give staffers bonuses, can convert their funds to a PAC (as noted above), donate it to a political party (state or national, like the DNC), etc. There are many ways around the FEC regulations which, by the way, are very weak and porous.

Sanders' campaign has been the most frugal so far. He's raised $41M and only spent $17M (34%). Clinton has raised $77M and spent $44M (57%). O'Malley has raised $3.3M and spent $2.8M (76%).

There are no limits on what Sanders can give to his staff as a salary or bonus before his campaign ends.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:13 AM

21. No it won't

 

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:35 AM

23. Are you Senator Sanders? It's up to him where the money goes.

And often the money goes to the DNC, after expenses.

Welcome to Politics 101.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:15 PM

11. I think Clinton and DWS threw this smoke bomb out yesterday just to get through

 

tonight's debate. Even though no one will we watching because of the scheduling, this custom-made distraction will save Hillary from answering questions about her conservative ideology and voting record.

Good on the Bernistas for fighting back against the slimy party hacks.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 11:20 PM

13. And I tried to do what I could in my small part...............................

Honk------------------------for a political revolution it is about getting a progressive U.S. Supreme Court and Congress


Bernie 2016

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 01:24 AM

18. Bernie is completely honest and is known for that quality

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:38 AM

24. I haven't time for an exhaustive search, but Hillary hasn't posted a brag on fundraising since

 

mid-October....

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:38 PM

31. Need she? The only campaign that has done any bragging. ...

...has been the Sanders campaign.

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Response to George II (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:43 PM

32. When the rumor is that all your money comes from corporations, and you are burning though

 

it faster than it's coming in....I suppose bragging would be detrimental to your image. You're right. It's not exactly an accomplishment, especially when measured against actual results: mass turnout, volunteers, etc. You know, feet on the ground stuff.

You're absolutely right, bragging would be a faux pas on Hillary's part.

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 03:56 PM

35. All of her donations are readily available online. Rumors are rumors.

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 09:50 PM

37. And you nailed it in your subject line - it's a "rumor". FEC filings online shows otherwise.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:00 PM

26. It all boils down to: TRUST imo n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:51 PM

33. The more the DNC tries to screw Bernie, the stronger his support.

 

While the far right grows in strength, and big-money "moderates" like Hillary pretend to some sort of balance, Bernie clearly tells the whole truth. It works.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2015, 03:49 PM

34. I am very glad to have been one of those

donations and plan to continue doing so for as long as he's running. If he's not the nominee I will switch the donations and votes to whoever is, but, for now, I'm sticking with him. And I'm even more disgusted with DWS and her "leadership" of the DNC than I was before. She MUST go.

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