A super PAC backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is going negative, circulating an email that yokes her chief rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to some of the more controversial remarks made by Jeremy Corbyn, the United Kingdom’s new Labour Party leader, including his praise for the late Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who provided discounted fuel to Vermont in a deal supported by Sanders.
Clinton’s camp has long said it has no plans to attack Sanders. But the super PAC, called Correct the Record, departed from its defense of Clinton’s record as a former secretary of state in an email Monday that compares Sanders with Corbyn. Correct the Record, led by Clinton ally David Brock, also has sent trackers after Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
In response to the attacks against Sanders by the pro-Hillary SuperPAC Sanders’ campaign sent an email to supporters linking Clinton to wealthy donors, dirty tactics, and billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.
“Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously.
“They suggested I’d be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator.
“It was the kind of onslaught I expected to see from the Koch Brothers or Sheldon Adelson, and it’s the second time a billionaire Super PAC has tried to stop the momentum of the political revolution we’re building together.”
I expect that as Bernie Sanders’ poll numbers continue to rise, the attacks against him by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her affiliated SuperPACs will only increase.