Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter loses bid for Burlington mayor

By Henry Rodgers

The stepdaughter of Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders lost her bid to become mayor of the biggest city in the state Tuesday night.

Carina Driscoll, who ran as an independent and has previously served as a former state legislator, school commissioner and city council member in Vermont, lost her bid for mayor of Burlington to the incumbent Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger. Her stepfather once held the position.

The loss comes as Driscoll came under fire for reportedly accepting nearly a half million dollars from the college her mother, Jane O’Meara Sanders, once served as president.

Driscoll’s mother also allegedly falsified loan documents in order to secure funding to expand Burlington College’s campus. Sanders stated in a 2010 loan application that she secured $2.6 million in promised donations to pay for the land, but only $676,000 was ever received. Sanders is under federal investigation and a grand jury has been placed in the case.

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2 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter loses bid for Burlington mayor

  1. Best news I’ve heard in a long time ……….Hope this is Start of Breaking of the ” Sanders Dynasty ”
    what a joke !!

    What’s the latest on the Burlington College Investigation ??

  2. My best bet is she wasn’t far enough left for the Communist’s of the city of Burlington,perhaps lessons from step daddy would improve her chances.

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