#Hashtag: Bernie Sanders hits fundraising surge


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.

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.”

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.

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