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Bernie Sanders' campaign on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee in federal court to regain access to Democratic Party voter data, claiming a breach of contract.

In the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Sanders campaign claimed that by blocking access to the voter data, his campaign is losing over $600,000 per day in potential campaign donations. The suit argues that the DNC's action represents an "ongoing breach of the Parties' agreement regarding use of DNC National voter file data."

The DNC blocked the campaign from the essential voter database on Friday after learning that the campaign illicitly viewed data from the Clinton campaign. While the Sanders campaign admitted the breach, and fired the staffer responsible, they claimed that the only reason the data was so easily available was because of the malfunction of a DNC contracted software company.

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