Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC

Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is unlikely to get the email list from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE's (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign, according to Sanders's former campaign manager.

“I don’t think you should expect that to happen. If people think the Sanders list is just an ATM, they’re sadly mistaken,” Jeff Weaver told Politico.

“It’s a list of millions of people who are motivated by a certain policy agenda. If they think it can be easily transferred, I think it’s a fantasy.”


The news outlet reported that DNC Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE has requested the list and other material as he seeks to rebuild the committee after Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren policy ideas show signs of paying off Biden at campaign kickoff event: I don't have to be 'angry' to win Top Dem: Trump helps GOP erase enthusiasm gap; Ohio a big problem MORE’s 2016 loss to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE.

Sanders had supported Perez’s opponent, Rep. Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonDemocrats face new civil war in primary fight 18 state attorneys general call on Justice Dept to release Mueller report Keith Ellison: Evidence points to Trump being 'sympathetic' to white nationalist point of view MORE (D-Minn.), in his bid for the chairman position. Ellison, after losing to Perez, is now deputy chair of the DNC.

The chairman of Michigan’s Democratic Party, Brandon Dillon, in a comment to Politico downplayed the importance of obtaining Sanders’s email list.

“The fundamentals are what’s going to be important, not whether we have Bernie’s email list or not,” Dillon told the news outlet.