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Sanders Campaign Says Super PAC Should "Spend Their Money Somewhere Else"

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Sanders spoke about his desire to reform campaign finance at an NHPR forum taped for The Exchange

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is waving off super PACS that want to help him.

In an email Monday to supporters, his campaign manager Jeff Weaver says Sanders has been surprised to learn about the pro-Sanders campaigns of outside groups that are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money from donors. Sanders rails against such groups on the campaign trail, saying they contribute to a corrupt political system.

"They should spend their money somewhere else," Weaver writes in the email. "We do not want their help."

The Associated Press reported last week about three outside groups that have vowed to support Sanders. One, a super PAC associated with a nurses' union that endorsed Sanders, has already spent more than $600,000 on digital and print ads to promote Sanders.

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