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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:44 PM

 

Sanders downsizes his campaign

Sanders downsizes his campaign
Following a series of disappointing finishes, the Vermont senator tightens his belt.
By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI 04/29/16 06:33 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ó After months of spending an unparalleled amount on campaign operations across the country and regularly outspending Hillary Clinton on ad expenditures, Bernie Sanders is tightening his belt.

The campaign slashed the payroll Wednesday by axing hundreds of workers ó primarily on the field organizing team ó scaling the staff down to its smallest size in months. It downsized its campaign jet, even as the Burlington, Vermont-based candidate spends increasing amounts of time hopping from coast to coast. Top aides no longer travel everywhere with the candidate, choosing instead to stick to Washington and Vermont. Even Sanders' wife, Jane, hasnít been traveling with him, opting to play the main surrogate role from home. On Thursday, the campaign cut its ad spending in Indiana, the next battleground state on the calendar.

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workinclasszero Apr 2016 OP
enid602 Apr 2016 #1
Her Sister Apr 2016 #2
MADem Apr 2016 #3
stopbush Apr 2016 #5
MADem Apr 2016 #7
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #4
msongs Apr 2016 #6
Cha May 2016 #8

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:46 PM

1. clearly

Clearly, he's not readying himself for the GE.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:52 PM

2. ...

 

Cash has never been an issue for a senator who could boast of a fundraising haul of more than $182 million through March, thanks to his online cash juggernaut. (The next public campaign finance report is not slated to land until late May.) But by the end of the last reporting period, Sanders had also spent about $166 million, making him the candidate who both raised and spent the most ó leaving him far behind Hillary Clinton in terms of actual cash on hand: $17 million vs. $29 million at the beginning of April.



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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:53 PM

3. They downsized the JET, too! Oh, the humanity!

It's all over but the sobbing. They're going through cash like Grant through Richmond!


With no ad reservations at all in the remaining primary states, the Clinton camp appears poised to let Sanders keep up the spending gap through California, even if itís at a reduced level. The Clinton team has almost entirely shifted its attention to the general election, though it continues to maintain a team in the remaining primary states.


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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:55 PM

5. That's the most-telling sign of all. You only downsize the jet

if you don't have to accommodate the media.

Once the media climbs off your jet, it's over.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:42 PM

7. Fair point! nt

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:54 PM

4. At least Bernie proved you can't buy the democratic nomination!

 

Thanks Bernie!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:20 PM

6. don't worry, Lockheed, Bernie still there for you nt

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Mon May 2, 2016, 12:34 AM

8. No more trips to Rome on the donor's dime.. eh, $27 bucks?

thank you, working!

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