Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said on CNN’s The Lead that Clinton does not take money from corporations.
“Well, it’s interesting that Bernie Sanders says that he doesn’t take money from corporations because actually no federal candidate under law is allowed to take any money whatsoever from corporations,” Mook said. “So he is part of a very big club, in that regard and Hillary Clinton doesn’t take money from corporations either.”
Activist and director Spike Lee released a radio ad in South Carolina coming out and supporting Sanders for president and said that Sanders does not take money from corporations.
In an effort to stay ahead of Sanders, Clinton has begun to adopt a similar socialist message to Sanders. OpenSecrets.org has compiled all of the donors to Clinton and her Super PAC, notable corporations who have donated to Clinton are 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, Morgan Stanley, and Corning Inc.
For the 2016 election cycle, OpenSecrets.org lists Slim Fast Corp, DreamWorks SKG, and Legendary Pictures as some of the corporations that have donated to the Clinton campaign.
Mook tried to turn the question to hit Sanders’ record on voting against the Brady Bill; previously Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver had talked about gun control in South Carolina. Sanders has voted five times against the bill.
Saturday is the Democratic primary in South Carolina, Clinton barely squeaked out a win in the Nevada caucus. Clinton also has an advantage over Sanders when it comes to “superdelegates.” Sanders continues to struggle with connecting African American voters.