Fabian, Our Revolution spokesman: “The simplistic and legally flawed analysis advanced by Common Cause is based on a misunderstanding of the law and a misrepresentation of the facts. To claim that Our Revolution is an arm of Sanders 2020 insults what grassroots have accomplished. Our mission is more than electing Bernie.”
Sanders during a NH Public Radio forum: he founded the group, but' if I got on the phone and I told them what to do, that would be a violation of campaign finance law.'
“It’s dubious,” said Adav Noti, former FEC lawyer now working for nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington. “A full disavowal (‘I do not want an outside group spending money from secret, wealthy donors to support my election’): there’s nothing in the law prohibiting a candidate from saying that.”
Sanders founded Our Revolution to further the political movement galvanized by his 2016 campaign.