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Bernie’s Money Race Motto, “Catch Me If You Can!”

yahoo!news – “It seems to be more common that they’ll give it to other political party committees to be used in their self interest in some ways,” she says.

What a candidate can’t do, the law makes clear, is use campaign funds for personal use.

But it does happen.

Ravel says she knows of “many cases” during her time at the FEC where candidates would use campaign funds for personal use, often trying to make it appear that they were doing campaign activities.

Campaign finance law expert and Stetson University Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy says candidates can be “sorely tempted, and put it in their own pockets, or buy things they think will be fun for themselves and their family.”

She points to Duncan Hunter, the congressman from California who is pleading guilty to campaign finance fraud. In one instance, Hunter allegedly used campaign funds to purchase plane tickets for his family rabbit Eggburt.

Tulsi’s In It To Win It

Congresswoman Gabbard notes, “After all, the Coronavirus still has a vote…”

Los Angeles Times – Yes, Tulsi Gabbard is still running for president.

The congresswoman from Hawaii hasn’t garnered much support in primary elections and she’s falling short of winning enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. She has two so far.

She has remained in the race as numerous candidates with far more support nationally — including most recently Bloomberg and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — have dropped out.

But Gabbard appears set on continuing.

Bernie’s Campaign Goes Cold As A Frozen Lake Erie House

The home fires aren’t burning for ‘The Bern’ anymore. You might say Bernie’s chances to grab the nomination have gone as cold as the “1977 Buffalo Blizzard”  or a frozen Lake Erie summer house.

The Washington Post – Former vice president Joe Biden seized control of the Democratic presidential contest Tuesday with four victories, including a decisive win in Michigan that struck a devastating blow to Bernie Sanders’s ambitions after the senator from Vermont committed his campaign to winning the key Midwestern swing state.

Biden also scored resounding wins Tuesday in Mississippi, Missouri and Idaho while two other states — North Dakota and Washington — continued to count ballots.

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Bernie Sanders defends Fidel Castro’s socialist Cuba

Unfair to simply say everything is bad’

Hey, if you don’t mind gulags, forced labor, starvation, 70 year old cars, firing squads, religious repression… Give Fidel a shout out.

FoxNews – Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, doubled down on his support for some of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s policies, saying in an interview that aired Sunday, “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad.”

Speaking to CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, pointed to social welfare programs introduced under Castro’s regime that he described as redeeming, despite the communist dictator’s often repressive human-rights violations against Cubans.

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