When will Bernie Sanders denounce the republican Super PAC that’s running TV ads for him in Iowa?

Ten days before the Iowa caucus, Bernie Sanders is getting some help he didn’t ask for. There’s a republican Super PAC running television ads in Iowa which are aimed at helping the Sanders campaign, in a rather blatant attempt to nudge him closer to competing in the democratic primary and therefore cause trouble for the opponent the republicans really fear, Hillary Clinton. Throughout this election Bernie Sanders has denounced Super PACs in all forms and has repeatedly bragged that he doesn’t associate with any of them. So why has he gone silent now?

It’s an odd situation all around. The republican party doesn’t like its chances against Clinton in the general election. But the republicans believe they can much more easily defeat Sanders in a general election matchup, for several reasons. One of those reasons is his refusal to use Super PACs to raise money. That means Sanders would be vastly outspent in a head to head matchup against a republican, particularly when it comes to the most expensive aspect of any campaign, television ad buys.

Perhaps ironically, Bernie Sanders is now directly benefiting from a Super PAC which is running ads that benefit his campaign. As far as we know, Sanders did not ask the republicans to run these ads on his behalf. But by now he’s certainly aware that not only is Super PAC money being used on his behalf, republican Super PAC money is being used on his behalf. It would seem in accordance with his stated anti-PAC principles that he publicly denounce the move. Yet Bernie Sanders remains silent on the matter. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution:




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32 Comments

  1. Sarah futrell on January 22, 2016 at 9:06 am

    It is garbage. It is not an actual article or news. Please note how they didn’t name the super pac or link the ad to the report. It is transparent that this is NOT news, but rather a poorly planned and executed smear.

    • MaxEightyEight on April 27, 2016 at 5:20 am

      You’re in denial and not the river in Egypt! You don’t know how corruption works and the players!! Keep giving your money to a 74 year old and his henchmen!!

  2. Robert on January 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This headline and following article is complete malarkey. Get a real job.

  3. Robert on January 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    FO! DailyNewsBin

  4. Deimos on January 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    America Rising and Friends of the Earth are the SuperPACs working for Bernie. They have dark money so they don’t need to disclose who the donors are. I don’t know why the rest of the world has to help bots do their homework. Or is that the socialism they are wanting?

    • MaxEightyEight on April 27, 2016 at 5:21 am

      Yes! Yes and Yes!!! The end…

  5. MiddleMolly on January 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I’m not sure you understand how superPacs work. Bernie has no say as to whether or not a superPac runs ads, whether those superPacs support him or don’t support him. The Karl Rove superPac American Crossroads doesn’t like or not like Bernie; they simply believe it would be easier to run against him. Hillary has withstood 25 years of lies by right-wingers; good heavens; Rush Limbaugh MADE his millions by lying about and exploiting the Clintons. She is still the winner in almost all polls against possible Repub opponents. Bernie is pretty much unknown to moderates and Republicans; he is easily painted as a “communist” should he be the nominee, and he does no better than she does against possible Repub nominees. If you were Karl Rove and only cared about getting a Repub into the White House, who would you want to run against?

    As for the dark money from the Kochs, remember that Koch companies were fined repeatedly to the tune of millions of dollars by the EPA under Bill Clinton. They don’t want to lose another 30-50 million or more (up to 100 million according to some sources) to Hillary; they’d rather spend those millions defeating her, either in the primaries or in the general elections.

    Here’s the source for the above article:
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/gop-super-pacs-give-bernie-sanders-pass

  6. MiddleMolly on January 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    “It’s not about whether we’re scared of facing Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton,” said American Crossroads spokesperson Ian Prior. “The bottom line is if you’re looking at this race from an objective perspective, Hillary Clinton appears to be most likely nominee.”

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/gop-super-pacs-give-bernie-sanders-pass

    The Republicans of Karl Rove and American Crossroads have actually admitted to buying these ads.

  7. Justin on January 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Bernie doesn’t believe in SUPERPACs and isn’t using them. He has ZERO control over them. YOUR candidate Shillary Rotten Clinton is nothing BUT a Superpac with very little individual donations from real Americans. She is going to LOSE just like in 2008 but worse this time. Not EVEN the dreaded superdelegates can save her @$$. She’s washed up done, finito, for good this time.

    • Pam on January 23, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      yeah Bernie isn’t at fault for a Super Pac spending on his behalf but Hillary is? Hypocrite much?…

      • Justin on January 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Hillary, against the rules, communicates with her SUPERPAC’s. And DIRECTS what they do. David Brock in particular. Coordinated surrogate attacks, paid in some cases, against Bernie Sanders. So not hypocritical at all. Bernie doesn’t communicate with or embrace the idea of SUPERPAC’s at all, not for himself or anyone else. Shillary endorses them for herself completely and does not EVER disavow SuperPAC’s. EVER. She IS a Superpac. Another reason she is going to lose of course.

      • Justin on January 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm

        As a matter of FACT, a SUPERPAC of Hillary’s is paying for this DailyNewsBin propaganda site and writer etc. Totally funded by a Hillary SUPERPAC. 100%

        • Janet on February 1, 2016 at 12:54 am

          the Democratic convention is mid-summer…anything could happen between now and then. Whoever the nominee ends up being, please make sure you back them, and please vote Dem…don’t hand the election to the Repubs on a silver platter if HRC is the nominee

        • Janet on February 1, 2016 at 12:55 am

          could you perhaps give us the proof that this is true? You do have proof….right?

          • Justin on February 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm

            Let bill give you the proof. Or the proof it’s not hillary funded. Even better. Thankfully the daily news bin will soon be the daily TRASH bin of history when Hillary loses and concedes just like 2008. We didn’t want her lying ass then and we don’t want it now. Nothing has changed to make us all of a sudden like her. She is hated by Independents 47% of all voters plus gop that make up 23% of the population and voters, so already that’s 70% of American voters who loathe her. 50% of democrats cannot stand her. And dems make up 30% of all voters. So half of that is 15%of all voters. Adding up to 85% of American voters who would never vote for her even while plugging their noses. So, how does 85% of all voters hating her make her able to even win in a general election? Hillary is one of the most hated politicians of our modern era. By conservatives and progressives alike. The only people who like her are rich Democrats mostly white who are socially and economically conservative and or religious. Certainly an overwhelming minority of American voters. Democrat primary voters who are typically vote blue no matter what piece of garbage the dem party is running barely even lIke her. Barely.



      • Justin on January 23, 2016 at 8:15 pm

        The writing is on the wall, even worse than in 2008. Bernie is going to be the nominee. and in a few short weeks will be the new PRESUMED NOMINEE and frontrunner, hands down. Even mainstream media is now relishing and propagating that idea, that she is in TROUBLE. As she herself admits in her silly emails she sends out to me asking for $1 😉

        • miknel on January 25, 2016 at 9:26 am

          Bernie has been bought and paid for by the military industrial complex, He used to rail against the F-35, but when the military handed him a squadron of the most expensive weapons system ever built (1.2 TRILLION dollars) he jumped right on board and got them located at the Burlington Airport against the local residents desire. He pushed them down their throats. It is a short range combat fighter, so who is Bernie gonna protect with them? Attack Vermont? or Canada.

      • Justin on January 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm

        Soon the DailyNewsBin will be going into the DUSTBIN of history.

        • Chris Stowell on January 27, 2016 at 9:50 am

          Yay!!!

    • karen on February 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      So Bernie has no control over super PAC spending but Hillary does? Are you stupid or just a douche? By the way, Bernie has more than one super PAC!

    • morris1030 on March 19, 2016 at 8:12 am

      You have to in denial. Bernie knows all about super pacs and if he runs for president will need far more than he can raise on line. Are you aware of the political money realities of running a nominee’s campaign, or what? What nonesense.

    • Nikki on March 19, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Lol hows that Justin? Eating those words now arent ya? By the way millions are donating and shes up by 890 delegates and over 2,000,000 of the popular vote. And lets not forget the ass whooping midwestern sweep she just put on ole Bernie. Sit on that and spin.

  8. Chris Stowell on January 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I will tell you why Bill!! Because in politics where he has denounced the Super-Pacs and is gaining steadily why on Earth would ANY politician BOTHER to not let both oppositions fight each other? If the tables were turned Hillary wouldn’t be sayinbshit about saving ad money… So nice try. This is typical establishment supporting garbage. Trying for scandal where there is NONE!! Grow up!!

  9. Chris Stowell on January 27, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Oh please, it’s common sense let your opposition fight each other. Divide and conquer. If it was tables turned Hillary wouldn’t be saying squat. Bernie is under no Private interests and steadily gaining momentum. This is just another attempt at establishment media bias.. Nice try Bill

    • Justin on January 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      This entire website is just ridiculous. Bill is beyond ridiculous in my opinion, an untalented hack, reporting lies and nonsense, all to try and shore up a desperate and failing candidate, HRC.

    • Hank on January 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Ridiculous website, and Bill is in the opinion of most people a talentless hack, and reports garbage nonsense, with zero fact checking, in a desperate and futile attempt to shore up a failing, garbage candidate, HRC.

  10. morris1030 on March 19, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Bernie knows about this super pac and others. Pretending is part of his purist stance and efforts to deny this keep his millennials convinced he’s “authentic”. Soon to become the most overused word in politics. Last night Mitt Romney was on Jimmy Kimmel speaking against Trump. When asked who he thought was “authentic” that was currently running for president he said, “Bernie Sanders & Kasich”.
    Authentic? Voted against Brady Bill 3x and other important anti gun/firearms legislation. His role in his wife Jane’s as president of Burlington college was a disgrace. Part of her most important functions was fundraising for College and raising level of students, blah,…….Bernie and family went on luxury trips financed by College at elite resorts, yet Jane falsified amounts donors promised to donate to Burlington. She’d claim a $500 donation as $5000 and so to shore up imaginary donations. Moreover lied to the Bank and made false statements. This of course caught up with her. She squandered money, student participation was down a lot, and lied. Board allowed her to resign with a $200,000 severance package. So Bernie can stab away about Bill Clinton and pin ’97 policies on Hillary? But he’s exempt from being vetted? His wife was nearly indited for fraud. Google this. And what has Bernie accomplished for the past 25 yrs in the senate? If he’s going to stay in all the way he should learn to stop wagging his fingers and bobbing up and down the very second Hillary starts speaking in debates. Not only rude and disruptive but definitely a lack of poise, self control and respect.
    His campaign Mgr Tad Devine is an extremely angry guy who is not serving Bernie well. Devine lost the last three presidential races he’s worked on and he carries a sense of bitterness that has poisoned many millennials. Their blog comments are filthy,misogynistic, and surprisingly directed at Hillary’s genitalia.
    Seems many of Bernie Bros have been infected with GOP Hillary derangement syndrome with an added touch of vitriol emanating from Devine’s prodding and encouragement. Foul language and total falsehoods about Hillary are all over DailyKos. Unprintable dirt spewed at Hillary by Bernie Bros doesn’t stop.
    Not the way to go Bernie.

  11. Pat RL on April 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    You know this is a bunch of “baloney” ! And perhaps you need lunch money, so you peddle this nonsense.
    Readers, just google the key words here and you’ll get down to the reality of this krap story. 🙂

    • morris1030 on April 15, 2016 at 8:22 am

      You have not Googled Jane Sanders at Burlington College. And it would be great to see her pay stubs from the job Bernie arranged for her at Texas Radioactive Waste Disposal Commission at same time as the state was transferring waste to Texas. Reports in Texas paper Sierra Blanca
      reported toxic waste was being sent to low wage earnerning Hispanic Community. Way to go Bernie and Jane…………………..

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