Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders took in a whopping $18.2 million during the first quarter of his campaign; setting the stage for a prolonged battle over who will take on President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign raised $18.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, his advisers said Tuesday, a massive sum that is likely to put the progressive firebrand among the top fundraisers of the early 2020 Democratic primary season,” reports The Hill.
The self-described Democratic Socialist stunned political insiders when he took-in nearly $6 million just 24-hours after announcing his candidacy.
“Supporters have shown up big time for this campaign. Huge, you could say,” said Bernie’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir.
“These resources are going to allow us to compete on all levels in all of the Super Tuesday states,” added another campaign insider.
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BERNIE’S BIG BUCKS: ‘Socialist’ Sanders Raises $6 MILLION on FIRST DAY of 2020 Campaign
Self-described Democratic-Socialist Bernie Sanders raised a whopping $6 million during the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign; smashing Sen. Kamala Harris previous haul of just $1.5 million on her first day.
“Newly announced Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $6 million since his campaign launched Tuesday morning, and $5.9 million in the first 24 hours,” reports CBS News.
President Trump welcomed Sanders to the 2020 race for the White House Wednesday morning, tweeting “Crazy Bernie has just entered the race. I wish him well.”
Crazy Bernie has just entered the race. I wish him well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
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BETO’S BIG BUCKS: O’Rourke Raises $6.1 MILLION in First 24 Hours of Campaign
Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke raised a whopping $6.1 million on the first day of his 2020 presidential campaign last week; topping Bernie Sanders and all other Democratic candidates seeking to take-on President Trump in the coming months.
Official figures released by the O’Rourke campaign showed the liberal lawmaker took-in $6,136,763 in “online contributions” during the initial 24 hours of his bid for the White House.
“In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the people,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
Beto’s haul tops fellow Democrats Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris; who respectively raised $5.9 million and $1.5 million quickly after launching their presidential campaigns.
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