Shadow group provides Sanders super PAC support he scorns
Either way, it’s part of a broader trend of politicians and their supporters pushing the boundaries of what’s permissible ever since the Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 Citizens United decision, which paved the way for the flood of money now coursing through the political system. The decision is one Sanders has repeatedly railed against. “The phenomenon of candidates using nonprofits to supplement their campaigns is a real problem,” said Adav Noti, a former FEC attorney who is now with the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington. “This is a creation of Citizens United and the fact that the FEC won’t crack down on coordination between these outside groups and candidates.”
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