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Sanders Hits Hillary on Campaign Finance

In the final hours before Tuesday’s New York primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused rival Hillary Clinton of violating campaign-finance rules. The Vermont senator questioned whether the former secretary of State’s campaign exceeded legal limits on donations by paying staffers with funds from a joint fundraising effort by Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. “While the use of joint fundraising agreements has existed for some time—it is unprecedented for the DNC to allow a joint committee to be exploited to the benefit of one candidate in the midst of a contested nominating contest,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook dismissed the accusation, calling Sanders’s claims “irresponsible and misleading.”