Hillary Clinton's trying to combat the notion that Bernie Sanders is free of any Wall Street influence.
Her weapon? The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
"Sen. Sanders took about $200,000 from Wall Street firms. Not directly but through the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee," Clinton said at a campaign rally at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.
So did Sanders effectively accept Wall Street cash through the DSCC? In a way, yes.
The DSCC does take money from lobbyists and big banks like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. And yes, it did back Sanders with around $200,000 in his 2006 senatorial race.
But the DSCC takes donations from other sources too. Ironically the largest DSCC contributor during Sanders' 2006 Senate run was Friends of Hillary with $2 million.
For comparison, Goldman Sachs gave the fifth most at $685,050 and Citigroup the ninth most at $326,851.
It's improbable that Sanders was somehow unaware of the presence of these big bank donors while at the lavish DSCC get-togethers.
But to equate being funded by the DSCC with being funded by Wall Street is a bit of a stretch for Clinton to make.
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