Bernie Sanders met his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders while he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1981, they were married in 1988. In 2004, Jane Sanders became the president of Burlington College in Vermont. After the college was forced to close, Jane Sanders became the focal point of a federal investigation. Bernie’s stepdaughter, Carina Driscoll, who was also implicated in the college scandal has lost her bid to become mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Fox News – The stepdaughter of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has lost her bid to become mayor of Vermont’s largest city, the same city where her stepfather launched his political career.

Carina Driscoll, a former state legislator, lost Tuesday’s election for Burlington mayor to the incumbent, Miro Weinberger. This will be Weinberger’s third three-year term as mayor.

Driscoll, who ran as an independent, claimed on the campaign trail that Weinberger, a Democrat, catered private investors instead of advocating for the voters.

However, Driscoll’s campaign was surrounded by controversy early on.

She was slammed for payments her business received from a college her mother used to run.

According to a report, Driscoll’s Vermont Woodworking School received $500,000 from Burlington College between 2009 and 2012. Her mother, Jane O’Meara Sanders, was president of the college from 2004-2011.

 


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