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TubbersUK's Journal
TubbersUK's Journal
February 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders Presses Hillary Clinton To Demand DNC Keep Ban On Lobbyist Cash

Hours after last week’s Democratic presidential debate, where candidates criticized money’s influence over politics, word leaked that the Democratic National Committee was overturning President Barack Obama’s ban on accepting campaign cash from lobbyists and political action committees. Now, Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for the DNC to honor Obama’s policy and reverse its decision — and is demanding Hillary Clinton join him in that stance.

The Vermont lawmaker’s campaign late Friday echoed criticism of the decision by campaign finance watchdog groups. Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said in a statement: “This an unfortunate step backward. We support the restrictions that President Obama put in place and we hope Secretary Clinton will join us in supporting the president.”

The Post reported the DNC’s change in policy on accepting contributions from federal lobbyists was “quietly introduced at some point during the past couple of months.” FEC reports show the group has taken in donations from lobbyists in recent months — including potentially through a fundraising vehicle set up by Clinton.

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