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Bernie Sanders funnels $75,000 more from campaign coffers to his wife, stepson’s nonprofit

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., transferred $75,000 from his campaign’s coffers to his wife and stepson’s nonprofit during the third quarter, Fox News Digital has found.

The money from the senator’s campaign went to the Sanders Institute on Aug. 8, according to its recently released Federal Election Commission filings. The cash follows the $200,000 that the committee sent to the nonprofit earlier this year. 

The institute was established by Sanders’ wife, Jane, and his stepson, David Driscoll, six years ago as a think tank to elevate progressive mouthpieces. However, the group has appeared to perform very little work while paying Driscoll six figures worth of compensation.


This election cycle is also not the first time Sanders’ campaign helped bolster his family’s nonprofit. In 2021, his presidential committee transferred $350,000 to the institute.

The cash accounted for nearly half of the $716,000 it raised that year when it put close to 40% of its donations toward salaries and Sanders’ stepson collected slightly more than $150,000 in pay.

Sanders’ campaign did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on the money it sent to the institute.

Joe Schoffstall is a politics producer/reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Joe.Schoffstall@Fox.com and on Twitter: @joeschoffstall


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