A group allied with Hillary Clinton has filed three complaints against Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Wednesday for violating campaign finance law.
The American Democracy Legal Fund, founded by Clinton ally David Brock, alleges that Sanders accepted individual contributions that exceeded the legal limit, did not put a disclaimer on a campaign ad and is letting a super PAC use the name “People for Bernie” illegally.
“Just one day after the Clinton campaign said we needed to change our tone, the leaders of their coordinated super PAC, which is funded by millions from Wall Street, filed baseless and frivolous complaints with the FEC,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said in response. "Tells you all you need to know.”
Earlier in the week Clinton’s chief strategist, Joel Benenson, told CNN that Sanders's campaign is too negative and that his tone must change “before we get to any other questions," including the question of having more debates. The comment was widely ridiculed on social media.
In April, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Clinton for starting her campaign and supporting PACs before announcing she was a candidate.Clinton has raised more money than any other presidential candidate, with Sanders — who raised more than US$40 million in February — in a close second.