After Primary, Sanders Campaign Breaks Fundraising Record That They Already Set
Are you sitting down? Since the polls in New Hampshire closed last night, Democratic primary winner Bernie Sanders has received $5.2 million in donations. Since he already set the record for the highest amount of donations for any non-incumbent ever back in December, it looks like he just broke his own record.
In September, Sanders became the first candidate from this election cycle to reach 1 million individual donors and the campaign has worn the private donations like a badge of honor. On his website, every page ends with “Paid for by Bernie 2016 (not the billionaires),” which is a direct reference to the super PACs funding the other candidates’ campaigns and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton taking money from Wall Street. When Sanders got a donation from ultra-rich “pharma-bro” Martin Shkreli, he donated it to HIV/AIDS research.
Last night, the candidate called for donations, “whether it’s 10 bucks or 20 bucks or 50 bucks,” and he got them.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 10, 2016
According to Politico, the $5.2 million crushed the record for most money raised in a day, too. It also crushed the server for the campaign’s website and the democratic donation site, ActBlue.
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