Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, and Hillary Clinton’s main competitor for the Democratic nomination, is reporting a huge fundraising quarter, nearly matching the frontrunner’s.
Bernie Sanders’s Campaign, Hitting Fund-Raising Milestone, Broadens Focus http://t.co/yOvjgCPCFc
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) October 1, 2015
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) October 1, 2015
According to the New York Time’s article “Bernie Sanders’s Campaign, Hitting Fund-Raising Milestone, Broadens Focus” detailed that “Mr. Sanders reached a turning point on Wednesday night, when his campaign said that it had raised about $26 million since July — more than Mr. Obama took in for the comparable period in 2007 — and that it had saved enough since the spring to have more than $26 million in cash.”
Damn. Bernie raised $2.07 million online just yesterday http://t.co/fPFiAUu9Ak
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 1, 2015
For all the hand-wringing about Hillary v Bernie fundraising, this is lost: No GOPer is raising nearly as much $$ https://t.co/f1Q65undfl
— Jonathan Singer (@jonathanhsinger) October 1, 2015
Sanders, who is adamant about the negative effects of big money in politics, has not taken any money from a Super PAC, but instead is fundraising through a grassroots, small contribution campaign.
Clinton will have headlined 116 fundraisers by the end of the quarter. By comparison, Sanders has headlined seven. http://t.co/ktxvf8mQVT
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 29, 2015
Hillary Clinton held 58 fundraising events to raise $28 million Bernie Sanders held 7 events to raise $26 million. ?https://t.co/HUZLSLPxyq
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 1, 2015
Bernie Sanders has more total contributors than Obama did at this point in 2008 http://t.co/uH8GL7iz38
— TIME.com (@TIME) October 1, 2015