Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows among his fellow Democratic-Socialists and climate-change activists this week; with new FEC filings showing the potential 2020 candidate spending $300,000 on private jet travel in just nine days.
The recently released documents show Sanders spent $297,658.50 in October for a nine-day, nine-state campaign tour ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” said a spokesperson with VtDigger.com, the first outlet to report the expenses.
Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2018 re-election camp spent almost $300,000 on private jet service for a nine-day cross country campaign trip. https://t.co/0iMjETXpE1
— VTDigger (@vtdigger) December 4, 2018
“According to federal campaign finance reports, Friends of Bernie Sanders, the senator’s official 2018 Senate campaign committee, spent $297,685.50 with Apollo Jets, a private charter jet service headquartered in New York. The report does not break down the number of trips or where they were taken. The check was issued on Oct. 10, according to the report,” writes the VTDigger.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.