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Not Much Revolutionary About Sanders Campaign’s Spending

January 01, 1970 | Center for Responsive Politics | News
Last week, a Slate story characterized Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) presidential campaign as “conventional.” The story made the point that while Sanders campaigned on a revolutionary message, and often characterized his campaign as a “movement,” he spent significant sums on political consultants, just like a regular establishment campaign. That got us thinking: if the Sanders campaign bought consultants like a Democratic establishment candidate, how did its overall spending compare to the campaign of his bonafide establishment opponent, Hillary Clinton?
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