4.29.2016 Trey Sanchez

And he lined some pretty deep pockets

Bernie Sanders had to spend a lot of money to get his anti-big money message out to the nation.

According to The Washington Post, he spent almost $166 million on his campaign, beating out all other 2016 presidential contenders. Analyzing Federal Election Commission reports, the WaPo found:

More than $91 million went to a small group of ad makers and media buyers who produced a swarm of commercials and placed them on television, radio and online.

While the vast majority of that money was passed along to television stations and websites to pay for the advertising, millions in fees were kept by the companies, The Post calculated. While it is impossible to determine precisely how much the top consultants have earned, FEC filings indicate the top three media firms have reaped payments of seven figures.

Sounds like the rich got richer in this deal. But it looks like all that money was spent for nothing, as Sanders doesn't appear to be heading to the Democratic nomination. But he's holding out hope and isn't afraid to spend even more if there's even the smallest chance:

“So long as we have a path toward victory, no matter how narrow it may be, we’ll pursue it."

Anti-Big Money Sanders Biggest Spender of 2016 Campaign