Bernie Sanders has faced several obstacles in his political career this year.
Between being the subject of a federal investigation as well as losing the presidential primaries, Sanders’ favor in the government may be faltering.
But Sanders has an even bigger problem to face–and it may mean trouble for his entire campaign team.
Sanders presidential campaign owes an outstanding amount in debt after losing the federal election.
The political team is said to not yet have paid bills from event venues and owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to major companies they worked with during the campaign.
Despite allegedly retaining about $5 million in leftover funding, Sanders is about $450,000 in debt–and has made no move to change that.
Sanders reportedly also owes enormous amounts of money to security details.
The Daily Caller reports:
While Sanders’ campaign racked up debt all across the country in Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin, much of the outstanding debt is owed to localities in California. Sanders has visited the state often in search of a sympathetic audience to rally around his single payer health care push.
Sanders plans to return to his creditors’ home state in late September to make an appearance at a California Nurses Association convention in San Francisco. Sanders’ return to California is due to occur roughly one week after the expected roll out of his single payer health care legislation, “Medicare for All.”
The progressive single payer movement has found a home in California as Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, likely 2020 primary rivals, have come out in support of Sanders’ bill.
Sanders office did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.
Bernie Sanders' campaign still owes (a disputed) $450k to cities where he campaigned. Clinton and Trump, OTOH, have settled all 2016 debts pic.twitter.com/Z5ClnE6BuG
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 12, 2017
Bernie Sanders’ fellow running mates, now-President Trump and Hillary Clinton, have settled all their running debts from the election.
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