As reported in the Washington Post today, Hillary Clinton’s super PAC, Priorities USA Action, will be spending at least half a million dollars in paid advertising in the South Carolina Democratic primary.
In the latest reporting period, Priorities USA Action reported that it received $15 million in donations (equating to 60% of all donations) from financial industry interests.
This represents the first time one of the pro-Clinton super PACs has purchased paid broadcast advertising. The super PAC previously said it would only deploy its millions for the general election against Republicans.
“It is truly unfortunate that the largest pro-Clinton super PAC has decided to infect the democratic primary process with its haul of Wall Street cash,” said Jeff Weaver, the campaign manager for Bernie Sanders. Democratic voters expect more. Doesn’t the Clinton campaign have the funds to run its own ads without resorting to its super PAC, which is funded by the very people Secretary Clinton has promised to take on?”