Either Pointless or Wrong - Sanders' Claim Not to Have a Super PAC

In last night's Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders reiterated what has become one of the themes of his campaign: 

We had a decision to make early on, do we do a Super PAC? And, we said no. [I]t ends up I'm the only candidate up here of the many candidates who has no Super PAC. 

At face value, Sen. Sanders' assertion is a pointless statement.  No candidate "has" a Super PAC.  Super PACs are political action committees that only make independent expenditures and are prohibited by law from coordinating or cooperating with the candidate(s) they support.  Candidates may have varying opinions of the Super PACs that support them, but the candidates cannot control or work with them.  

If Sen. Sanders means that he is not supported by any Super PACs, that is simply incorrect.  Sen. Sanders is supported by three independent expenditure-only committees, the legal definition of what is commonly called a Super PAC.  The Super PACs supporting Sen. Sanders are certainly less well funded than the Super PACs supporting other candidates, but that does not mean they do not exist.

While Sen. Sanders' claim not to have a Super PAC may fit well with his opposition to Citizens United, it is either correct but pointless or factually incorrect.