Bernie Sanders raises $5.9 million online in first 24 hours after announcing campaign
February 21, 2019

From the Wall Street Journal:

WASHINGTON – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's campaign said it raised $5.9 million in the first 24 hours after his presidential announcement, a sign of his online fundraising advantage at the start of the Democratic primaries.

The independent senator received donations from more than 225,000 individual donors in the first day of his campaign, a haul that far outpaced his Democratic rivals and some of his biggest fundraising days during his 2016 primary challenge to Hillary Clinton.

At the start of the 2020 race, Democrats have emphasized grass-roots fundraising in what expects to be an expensive and crowded primary. With Mr. Sanders's entry, the field includes a dozen major Democratic candidates and could grow larger with expected decisions soon by former Vice President Joe Biden and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke. 

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