Bernie Sanders Raises $5 Million in One Day
Hillary Clinton has a large lead in delegates over Bernie Sanders, but Sanders has out-fundraised the former Secretary of State consistently in the first quarter of 2016.
On April 1, the campaign announced a $44 million haul in the month of March.
On March 31, the campaign had $39 million at the beginning of the day and raised 5 million dollars on that one day, breaking the campaign’s personal record in February of $43.5 million.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our campaign in March. You are our political revolution.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 1, 2016
According to his campaign about 97 percent of the donations were raised online, with more than 6.5 million individual contributions from 2 million donors.
“What this campaign is doing is bringing together millions of people contributing an average of just $27 each to take on a billionaire class which is so used to buying elections,” Sanders said in a statement. “Working people standing together are going to propel this campaign to the Democratic nomination and then the White House.”
For the first quarter of 2016, Sanders raised 109 million dollars.
As of April 1, the Clinton campaign had not released fundraising totals for March, but cautioned supporters not to dismiss Sanders’s campaign.
“Even with our delegate lead, we can’t underestimate Senator Sanders and his team,” Clinton wrote.
Sanders and Clinton are set to face off in Wisconsin on April 5 where the Vermont Senator has seen a surge of polling numbers in his favor. After Wisconsin, the next battleground state is New York, where the two candidates are gearing up for the primary, on April 19.