Superdelegate pushing convention effort to stop Sanders is health care lobbyist who backed McConnell


A Democratic superdelegate promoting an effort to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., if he fails to clinch a majority of pledged delegates is a health care lobbyist who has contributed thousands to Republicans. Bloomberg has already quietly started making moves to shore up support from superdelegates, as well as supporters of moderates like Biden and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Politico reported last week. Bloomberg has also hired the vice-chairs of the California and Texas Democratic parties, who are both superdelegates, in an effort to "purchase political support," the watchdog group Campaign Legal Center's Brendan Fisher told The Intercept. "This does seem to fit a longstanding pattern of Bloomberg using his billions to help generate support among political elites," he told the outlet.

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