Bernie Sanders Outpaces His 2016 Fundraising

He raises $18.2M in first quarter
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2019 1:37 PM CDT
Bernie Sanders Outpaces His 2016 Fundaising
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks during the We the People Membership Summit at the Warner Theater in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2019.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Bernie Sanders is the third Democratic candidate to release first-quarter fundraising figures, and he easily jumps to No. 1. Sanders says he pulled in $18.2 million in the first three months of the year, with 88% coming from donations of $200 or less, reports the New York Times. Earlier, Kamala Harris announced she raised $12 million and Pete Buttigieg $7 million. A big remaining question: How much will Beto O'Rourke get? Like Sanders, he had raised about $6 million on his campaign's first day. Politico notes that Sanders surpassed his fundraising from the first quarter of his 2016 campaign, when he pulled in $15 million. (Sanders' campaign workers have notched a historic first.)

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