January 2, 2020

Bernie Raises $34.5 Million in Fourth Quarter

  • Horse Race

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced it raised nearly $35 million in the last quarter, way more than his closest competitors.

The Background:

Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont seeking the Democratic nomination for president, announced he raised a lot more money than his Democratic rivals.

CNBC reports:

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.

Notable Quotes:

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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