Funded largely by casino magnates Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, the RJC is spending $7,500 to air the 30-second ad in Phoenix. (
It then scrolls through quotes from Sanders and from news coverage of him, ending with what is intended to be the biggest scare: Sanders is endorsed by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib says Bernie makes her "feel less insane".
The RJC may truly be concerned about Sanders being the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination, or it may differ from the prevailing Republican view that they would have a field day running against Sanders. Or, perhaps....
(UPDATED, 5:15pm: Added that the ad will air in four other major markets, according to AP reporter Elana Schor.)
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