Sanders Raises $24M+ in Third Quarter


bernie sandersDemocratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders is catching up to frontrunner Hillary Clinton on the fundraising front, bringing in more than $24 million in donations during the past quarter, his campaign said Wednesday.

The Vermont senator has received 1.4 million donations from about 650,000 different donors —which puts Sanders across the 1 million contributions threshold earlier than Barack Obama in both his presidential campaigns.

Clinton officials had not disclosed how much her campaign raised over the past three months as of Wednesday night, but her total value is expected to top Sanders. Clinton raised $47.5 million in the previous quarter compared with Sanders’ $15.2 million.

Sanders has spent considerably less on his campaign than Clinton, eschewing larger contributions by focusing on raising smaller increments of money online and through a smaller donor base. Read more at the Washington Post.