ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEEL THE BERN: Sanders 2020 Campaign Haul Not Slowing Down; Raised $10 Million In Last Seven Days from Over 350,000 Donors

VERMONT – Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign is already hauling in massive amounts of cash less than a week after he announced his presidential bid, and his fundraising shows no sign of slowing down.

Sanders has raised $10 million from 359,914 donors since he officially entered the race on Feb. 19, campaign officials told The New York Times. Fundraising by other 2020 contenders pales in comparison.

Sanders raised over $1 million in just hours after announcing his campaign, a spokesperson said. Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised her first million “within 48 hours” of declaring her candidacy on Feb. 10. Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris boasted raising approximately $1.5 million in a day.

“Our second day was bigger than anybody else’s first day,” Ari Rabin-Havt, a Sanders senior adviser, told The Times.

Nearly 40 percent of Sanders’s 2020 donors “used an email address that had never before been used to give” to him, his campaign said according to the Monday story in The Times. In addition, roughly 48,000 donors have agreed to make recurring donations to Sanders’s campaign that will be “worth a combined more than $1 million each month,” his campaign said.


FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: GET ONLY 'FEATURED' STORIES BY EMAIL

Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.
 

Sanders can tout his popularity among small donors, something that’s coveted in the Democratic primary, as his average overall contribution hovers around $25. The Independent senator’s donors also tend to be young: More than 108,000 of his first-day donors were 39 and under, according to The Times. They contributed $2.5 million of the $5.9 million he raised during that initial 24-hour period.

The Times compared Sanders’s 2015 fundraising to 2019’s, reporting that he might make it to “a $100 million haul” this year because he entered the race more than two months earlier and raised quadruple the amount on his first day.

Sanders raised a total of $73 million in 2015 — that’s enough to buy 24 private jets at a price of $3 million each. Coincidentally, Sanders has been dinged for his habit of flying private on the campaign trail.

A former Hillary Clinton staffer mocked “his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders” for his penchant for flying private when he could have flown commercial, Politico reported Monday. Sanders’s Senate re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October 2018, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records showed.

Follow Evie on Twitter @eviefordham.


Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to corrections@publishedreporter.com and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)