Since April 30, when he launched his presidential run, Sanders’ campaign has raised about $15 million – about $5 million more than he had anticipated based on estimates earlier this month. The average donation was $33.51 and 99 percent of donations were under $250. The Clinton camp would not say how many individual donors gave to her, a figure that will be available in the federal report the campaigns must file by July 15.
Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator now rising in polls against Hillary Clinton as they vie for the Democratic presidential nomination, responded to critics who say he hasn’t done enough to appeal to non-white voters during his raucous rally in Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday.
Instead, the Sanders campaign has focused on digital donations and hired Revolution Messaging, a consultancy made up of ex- Obama staffers, to handle its digital outreach.
“So as a nation, we have a right to be very proud of the successes that we have seen because of the struggle of millions of people to create a less discriminatory society”. Clinton’s campaign said Tuesday that she has taken in $45 million since mid-April.
The reason for the difference is simple: Sanders is running a smaller, comparatively stripped-down campaign that won’t spend money as quickly as Clinton.
The maximum legal contribution to a presidential candidate is $2,700. The ex- secretary of state led Sanders by 40 points in the Granite State around the time he joined the race two months ago. But he has made a few forays into more traditional fundraising that includes bigger checks.
Seven Days political editor Paul Heintz has been following the Sanders campaign around the Midwest. Bernie Sanders seemed to have graduated from underdog status to the real deal last night at a campaign event in Madison, Wisc.
The Quinnipiac University poll, conducted June 20-29 in which live interviewers surveyed 761 likely Iowa Democratic caucus participants via land-line and cell phone calls, has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.
But Sanders’ big fundraising quarter promises to outpace some of the Republican candidates, and it’s more than the almost $14 million John Edwards snagged in the final quarter of 2007 before he exited the 2008 campaign.
Sanders’ quarterly total is about equal to that of Priorities US Action, the leading super PAC in the Clinton network. Campaigns for ex- Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and ex- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said this week that they will likely not announce their numbers this week.