According to the Federal Election Commission the Brand New Congress PAC spent $773,837 in 2017-2018. As I have said before concerning the record of BNC:
Out of 31 candidates recruited, only 1 won in a deep blue district. Here are the results of Sander’s Brand New Congress campaign:
31 candidates in the Brand New Congress
- 20 lost in the primaries
- 11 advanced to the general election
- 8 were Democrats
- 2 were Socialists
- 1 was an Independent
- 10 lost in the general
- 1 won in the general (Ocasio -Socialist)
The majority of the spending was for “Strategic Consulting” to the Brand New Congress LLC for $466,000. $105,000 for “Wages and Salaries”, About $60,000 for an unknown category, and $70,000 for “Payroll fees”, leaving about $50,000 for all other expenditures.
Not much else to say about this. It looks like a jobs program for Sander’s followers. According to Wikipedia:
Brand New Congress is a volunteer-led American political organization that intends to run hundreds of campaigns for United States Congress with candidates of the organization’s choosing by the 2018 midterm elections, regardless of party affiliation. The organization plans to make staffing and fundraising decisions for all its candidates at once.