Sanders Campaign Smashes Fundraising Record Bringing in Almost $6 Million in 24 Hours

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Sen. Bernie Sanders started off his 2020 presidential campaign with a huge boost from donors that almost quadrupled his first day of fundraising for his 2016 campaign.

The Sanders campaign reported Wednesday that $6 million has already been raised since the Vermont senator launched his campaign Tuesday morning. The campaign boasted of a large number of small donors, about 225,000, that donated on average $27 each.

According to The Hill, the campaign just missed the $6 million mark and raised over $5.9 million in the first 24 hours of the campaign, but hit the record-breaking number soon after.

Sanders often touted the $27 average donation number during his 2016 campaign to show his grassroots support. On his website, the campaign suggests a donation of that amount for those who wish to “stand with Bernie.”

In contrast, Sen. Kamala Harris raised about $1.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign. Other Democratic nominees have yet to release their initial fundraising numbers.

That amount was matched by Sanders’ 2016 campaign, which also brought in about $1.5 million in the first day.

Sanders’ fundraising power is necessary for the type of campaign he’s running. He, along with most other Democratic candidates, has sworn off PAC and Super PAC money as part of a rebellion against what they believe is campaign finance corruption.

As reported by The Hill, President Donald Trump is sitting on $19 million of campaign money for his 2020 re-election bid. He’s already looking at Sanders as a competitor by calling “Crazy Bernie” out on Twitter Wednesday morning,

But Sanders was ready with a clap back. “What’s crazy is that we have a president who is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud,” he wrote.

Sanders ended his tweet with a link back to his donation page.

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Madison Dibble
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He’s definitely one of the front runners, but it will be interesting to see if he can keep the momentum up. I think there are several candidates in the race that are more talented politicians than Hillary Clinton. Sanders will have to put up a good fight to come out as the candidate.

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