The difference? The majority of Sanders’s funds have come from small donations online averaging , whereas Clinton has relied on big donors. “In addition to television ads, we continued to invest heavily in list building and data with a large analytics and data team”, a spokesman said.
Because of his success with on-line donations, Sanders likely has more room to grow his fundraising operation than Clinton. She also was on the losing Democratic ticket for governor past year, running as Charlie Crist’s candidate for lieutenant governor.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she would push for a no-fly zone and safe regions in Syria to address the humanitarian crisis that has spilled out in the Middle East.
Bechdel was referencing when a Washington Post report highlighted John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, taking a bus from Washington to New York, and that the campaign had boasted in April that all its printers were set to double-sided in order to save paper. Sanders, who has eschewed a super PAC of his own, must rely on small donors to fuel his upstart campaign. Bernie Sanders in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination is closing again.
“I find it stunning that Bernie Sanders is so close to Hillary Clinton on total dollars raised”, he said.
On the campaign trail, Clinton has been critical of Trump’s brash language and provocative comments towards minorities and women. When announcing his overall funding numbers, his campaign reported that the socialist had received over 1 million on-line donations.
“We are thrilled and grateful for the support of hundreds of thousands of donors across the country, helping us raise a record $75 million in the first two quarters”, said Robby Mook, Ms. Clinton’s campaign manager.
She recently played along with Jimmy Fallon’s Donald Trump impression and did the popular dance “Whip/Nae Nae” on “Ellen” last month.
Around 350 people attended the event, contributing between $250 and $2,700 per person, Clinton’s campaign said.
The Sanders campaign says it has more than $25 million in the bank.
If anything, the latest fundraising numbers show the endurance of the Sanders operation, and the willingness of his supporters to shell out to his campaign to keep it afloat. “It reinforces everything that people already believe about the dynamics of the contest – that Sanders is the energy candidate who is speaking the language of the base and that Clinton continues to struggle to inspire that sort of devotion and passion”, wrote Chris Cillizza.