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'Berniecrats' debate how to spend donor cash, pick candidates

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PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 15: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to a crowd gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center during a campaign rally. Ralph Freso/Getty Images

While it might seem the swan song of Bernie Sanders' campaign for presidency was his endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Convention, the fight over the future direction of the "Berniecrats" shows the high value of their political capital and financial capital.

Three open questions: What are the pros and cons of Sanders' creating a 501(c)(4) called 'Our Revolution?;' How will the campaign pick and choose candidates to support - from school board to senator?; Will 'Our Revolution' share its list of donors - numbering in the millions - with the Democratic National Committee?   


John Patty, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

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