BERN NOTICE: Bernie 2020 Campaign Responds to Biden Super PAC News
"Biden supporters are suddenly begging for help from super PACs, even though they are vehicles for the kind of corporate corruption that Democrats should be fighting to stop"
|David Sirota||Oct 24, 2019|| 31|
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Billionaires and corporate elites are increasingly terrified that they cannot control the Democratic primary — and so it appears they may now be moving to try to help Joe Biden buy the election.
CNN this morning reports that Biden’s allies are “aiming to create a super PAC” that can accept unlimited billionaire and corporate donations to bankroll the former vice president’s campaign. This follows an ABC News report in which Biden’s top surrogate in South Carolina acknowledged “there's some talk of Super PACs, or a super PAC, and so the money situation has been resolved one way or the other.”
Bernie’s campaign is 100% grassroots funded, and he has made explicitly clear that he rejects any and all support from super PACs.
In response to the Biden news, Bernie’s 2020 issued this statement from campaign manager Faiz Shakir:
"Joe Biden has spent his campaign promising elite donors that nothing will fundamentally change for them, and he has made clear to fossil fuel and pharmaceutical donors that he will be their ally. As a result, he has had trouble generating significant grassroots support from Americans who are getting crushed by those same big donors — and so his supporters are suddenly begging for help from super PACs, even though they are vehicles for the kind of corporate corruption that Democrats should be fighting to stop.
"Let’s be clear: super PACs exist for one reason and one reason only: to help billionaires and corporations bankroll a presidential campaign with unlimited amounts of money, in exchange for favors. Every Democratic candidate should forcefully reject any help from super PACs -- and they should tell their supporters and surrogates to stop engaging with super PACs that aim to buy elections and undermine our democracy.”
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