Emails released by the State Department Wednesday show that Russia-linked hackers tried to gain access to Hillary Clinton’s personal email no less than five times during her time as secretary of state.
Clinton’s operation raised more than million in the third quarter after a grueling fundraising schedule, compared with about $26 million for the Vermonter – who raised his money largely from online donations, and few in-person fundraising events.
Bernie Sanders is offering Hillary Rodham Clinton an unexpected challenge in the race for primary campaign money this quarter, as he collected almost as much money from small donations as the Democratic front-runner has from big-dollar donors.
“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. Sanders is running a much leaner operation, and most of his $15.2 million haul in his first report came from donors giving $200 or less.
Clinton, following campaign events in the Boston area, said in a separate interview with WCVB-TV that the USA should look seriously at the no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors, “but at this point we have to put a lot of pressure on Russian Federation”. Clinton, on the other hand, is pulling funds from more traditional sources, making Bernie’s fundraising a bit more significant, an analysis from the Washington Post argued.
In June, a super PAC supporting O’Malley’s presidential campaign attacked Sanders for voting against background checks, calling him “no progressive when it comes to guns”. The Sanders campaign, however, was spending just over $1.5 million.
It is however unclear if Clinton printed the ticket or not thereby exposing her account to hackers.
The claim is not independently verifiable, but if true, Sanders says he will have been the fastest presidential candidate ever to reach the milestone, according to MSNBC.
“Many people were supportive when they walked in door, but based on what she said and how she said it, were totally committed when she walked out the door”, he said.
This is important because it means Sanders can compete in a more traditional political sense – with television ads in early states, key to throwing Clinton off her game.
Sanders’ flip can likely be attributed to comments recently made by Hillary Clinton.