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Bernie Sanders Raised More Than $1 Million Within Hours of Launching His 2020 Presidential Bid
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 13:39

Excerpt: "That's according to a person familiar with the campaign who wasn't authorized to publicly disclose the early numbers and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. The numbers were amassed less than four hours after Sanders announced Tuesday morning that he would run again."

Senator Bernie Sanders. (photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)
Senator Bernie Sanders. (photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)


Bernie Sanders Raised More Than $1 Million Within Hours of Launching His 2020 Presidential Bid

By Associated Press

19 February 19

 

ermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised more than $1 million within hours of launching his 2020 presidential bid.

That's according to a person familiar with the campaign who wasn't authorized to publicly disclose the early numbers and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. The numbers were amassed less than four hours after Sanders announced Tuesday morning that he would run again.

Sanders identifies as a democratic socialist and unsuccessfully challenged Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic primary.

Few candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination have voluntarily released early fundraising figures.

California Sen. Kamala Harris reported raising $1.5 million in the 24 hours after she launched her campaign last month. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar reported raising $1 million in the 48 hours after launching her campaign this month.

The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and said on Tuesday that he planned to again seek the nomination.

Sanders has reshaped Democratic politics and earned a loyal following with his passionate defense of liberal proposals including free college tuition and single-payer health care. But he will face off against several other Democratic candidates who also want to appeal to the party's base.

Still, Sanders' name recognition, fundraising prowess and passion for liberal policies makes him a top-tier 2020 presidential contender.

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-9 # blackeducator 2019-02-19 15:04
Bernie should back a progressive candidate within the Democratic Party who supports all of his positions. The current 21st Century role for elder radical white men in the US is to become a mentor/advisor to the rising young (under 50) radical/progres sive politicians... especially now with the current rising progressive/lib eral women presidential candidates. Male Egos down/Grassroots organizing Up!
 
 
+6 # SusanT136 2019-02-20 06:57
I disagree. The only other candidate who has been consistently progressive is Elizabeth Warren. There are no under 50 women candidates with a strong progressive record, only candidates who have started talking to the left and moving to the left since Bernie, and can’t be fully trusted to follow through and be consistent. We need Bernie. He can mentor the NEXT president, as it’s unlikely he’ll do 2 terms at his age (although who knows...?) Unfortunately AOC will be 34 in 2024 so she won’t be able to run. But I would be first in line to vote for her in 2028, if our democracy, and the planet, makes it.
 
 
-1 # SusanT136 2019-02-20 07:15
I disagree. Bernie can mentor the next president after him. Elizabeth Warren is the only consistently progressive female candidate. There are no under 50 consistently progressive female candidates, only candidates who are talking and leaning left but who can’t be fully trusted not to go wherever the wind blows them.

I wish AOC could be Bernie’s VP. I think Nina Turner could pass the age requirement and she would be a good choice.
 
 
+9 # Ralph 2019-02-19 15:36
Give early and often folks. You know the big money donors are going to pile money on his advesaries, it's imperative we contribute every working class nickel that we can to a real candidate.
 
 
-3 # rebeccamilan 2019-02-20 05:00
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