‘It Was a Gray Area’: Bernie Sanders Campaign Takes Down Ad Attacking Hillary

bernie sandersBernie Sanders has repeatedly said on the campaign trail he’s never run a negative ad in his life and doesn’t plan on starting now, but over the weekend his campaign took down an ad attacking Hillary Clinton.

According to The Washington Post, there was an online ad from the Sanders campaign going around slamming Clinton as being the champion for “big money interests.” Clicking the ad reportedly redirected to a list of big financial institutions that have donated money to Clinton.

After WaPo asked the Sanders campaign about the ad, a spokesman informed them they took down the ad. It turns out, they claim, they aren’t interested in attacking Clinton in ads and the online ad was the result of “a miscommunication in our communications shop.”

Sanders was asked about the ad by ABC News today. He explained, “Sometimes there are gray areas, we felt that it was a gray area, we took the ad down.”

He again touted that he wants to run a positive campaign.

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