Top 2020 Democrats target Amazon while spending big money on it: report

Top 2020 Democrats target Amazon while spending big money on it: report
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Two of the top candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Biden will go after Bloomberg, Sanders at Las Vegas debate, aides say MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll 2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day Sanders takes lead in new Hill/HarrisX poll MORE (D-Mass.), have been among the largest spenders on Amazon while also being the most vocal critics of the tech giant.

The campaigns for the pair of progressive heavyweights have spent nearly $400,000 combined on the online store, according to a Bloomberg News report published Tuesday.

Federal campaign records reviewed by the news outlet revealed the Sanders campaign spent $233,348.51 on Amazon while Warren was the second-largest spender at $151,240.90. 

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The expenditures were mostly for office supplies, Bloomberg reports. 

Sanders has targeted the online retailer for a number of issues, including reports of unfair working conditions.

In July he tweeted support of Amazon warehouse workers' plan to strike on the retailer’s “Prime Day” sale.

“I stand in solidarity with the courageous Amazon workers engaging in a work stoppage against unconscionable working conditions in their warehouses. It is not too much to ask that a company owned by the wealthiest person in the world treat its workers with dignity and respect,” he tweeted at the time. 

Warren has made one focus of her campaign her proposal to break up big tech companies including Amazon, Facebook and Google.

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Spokespeople for the Sanders and Warren campaigns were not immediately available for comment. 

Sanders and Warren are not the only Democrats running for president who have criticized the company. Most in the race have expressed concern over the online retailer — and have also spent tens of thousands on the website, according to Bloomberg News.  

Bloomberg reports Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe CNN signs Andrew Yang as contributor Bloomberg qualifies for South Carolina primary debate MORE (D-N.J.) spent $58,572.90, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Biden will go after Bloomberg, Sanders at Las Vegas debate, aides say MORE spent $33,715.96, Andrew YangAndrew YangCNN signs Andrew Yang as contributor Trump seeks split-screen moments in early primary states More accusers come forward after Evelyn Yang breaks silence on alleged assault by OBGYN MORE spent $31,756.31, Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll 2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day Sanders takes lead in new Hill/HarrisX poll MORE spent $30,766.01, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll 2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day What to watch in the debate tonight MORE (D) spent $12,639.52 and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean Klobuchar2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day Democratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe What to watch in the debate tonight MORE (D-Minn.) spent $4,036.19. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE’s campaign also spent $37,180.73 on Amazon, according to Bloomberg News. The president has been a frequent critic of the company as well due to founder and CEO Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosHillicon Valley: Officials worry about Nevada caucus technology after Iowa | Pelosi joins pressure campaign on Huawei | Workers at Kickstarter vote to unionize | Bezos launches B climate initiative Overnight Energy: Green groups to sue over Trump rollback of Obama water rules | GOP climate plan faces pushback from right | Bezos launches B climate initiative Bezos launching initiative that commits billion to combat climate change MORE also owning The Washington Post.

The Bloomberg report did not analyze the spending of former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergBiden will go after Bloomberg, Sanders at Las Vegas debate, aides say Sanders takes lead in new Hill/HarrisX poll Bloomberg campaign warns of 'insurmountable' Sanders lead if moderates split votes MORE, the founder of the company, as he has not yet filed campaign expenses since he entered the race last month.