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Socialist Sanders Is Living the 1% Lifestyle, Dropping $300k on Private Jet Travel

"Apollo Jets provides the luxury, convenience, safety and security that only a private jet flight can offer."

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2018 @4:00pm
Socialist Sanders Is Living the 1% Lifestyle, Dropping $300k on Private Jet Travel

Self-avowed socialist and possible 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2018 reelection campaign spent almost $300,000 on a private jet service so that Sanders could campaign for Democratic candidates across the country during the 2018 midterm elections.

According to the VT Digger, which first reported on Sanders private jet use, “Friends of Bernie Sanders, the senator’s official 2018 Senate campaign committee, spent $297,685.50 with Apollo Jets, a private charter jet service headquarted in New York.”

“Apollo Jets provides the luxury, convenience, safety and security that only a private jet flight can offer,” the private jet company’s website said about its services.

The federal campaign finance report that VT Digger cited did not provide a breakdown for the number of trips Sanders took or to where they were taken.

“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” Arianna Jones, senior communications adviser for Friends of Bernie Sanders told the VT Digger on Tuesday.

During the 2018 midterm elections, Sanders went on a nine-state tour, which included stops in Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina.

Political pundits viewed the trip more as Sanders testing the waters before a 2020 presidential run more than him going to help vulnerable Democratic candidates.

Jones defended Sanders’ use of private jets, telling the VT Digger that it allowed Sanders “to campaign in all of the states where candidates wanted his help and get back to Vermont in order to join the Vermont Democratic Party coordinated campaign’s final GOTV efforts.”

It’s unclear if Sanders’ private jet use will have a negative impact on how supporters view the Vermont senator, given that Sanders has built his reputation on being a defender of the common man. But one thing is for sure, there’s nothing common about flying in a private jet.

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