by Andrew Kerr
Leading Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg have paid a combined $466,000 to superdelegates who are likely to support their benefactors in the event of a contested convention, Federal Election Commission records show.
Sanders has spent the most so far on employing superdelegates, FEC records show. His campaign co-chair, former Ohio state senator and Democratic National Committee member Nina Turner, has received $149,000 from the democratic socialist’s campaign. The Vermont senator has also divvied out $53,000 to his California political director, DNC member Susie Shannon.