Jane Sanders daughter runs for Bernies old seat amid college controversy
When Carina Driscoll announced she was running for mayor of Burlington – the local Vermont office her stepfather Bernie Sanders once held – she was determined to be her own candidate.
But the Sanders family ties have loomed large in the race, for better or worse.
On one hand, her campaign hopes to capitalize on the popularity of the state’s independent senator, with one ad calling her “ Bernie’s daughter .” But another family connection could prove more problematic.
With the election coming up next month, Driscoll’s candidacy has been hit with controversy over payments her business once received from the college her mother used to run.
Jane O’Meara Sanders was president of Burlington College from 2004 through 2011 – and from 2009 through 2012, the college paid about $500,000 to Driscoll’s Vermont Woodworking School.
“It speaks to the way she does business,” Carol A. Moore, Jane Sanders’ successor as Burlington College president, told Fox News, when asked if the deal reflects on the Driscoll mayoral race. – READ MORE