By: Ted Patterson
Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced it raised nearly $35 million in the last quarter, way more than his closest competitors.
Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont seeking the Democratic nomination for president, announced he raised a lot more money than his Democratic rivals.
Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign shrugged off a health scare and took in more than $34.5 million in the fourth quarter, a massive haul in the final stretch before nominating contests start.
The independent senator from Vermont and 2020 Democratic hopeful raised more than $18 million in December, his best month of the election cycle, his campaign said Thursday.
Why It Matters:
Polling shows Sanders near the top in voters’ favor. Extra funds could be the ticket to pushing him to clench the nomination.
I'm incredibly proud to announce we raised $34.5 million from 1.8 million contributions in the fourth quarter.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 2, 2020
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Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.