The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign announced that Sen. Sanders has raised $15 million from 250,000 Americans since April 30. The Sanders message is spreading, and supporters are opening up their wallets to take their country back.
In a statement, the campaign said:
Altogether, Sanders’ campaign brought in some $15 million since April 30, when he launched his bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
Ninety-nine percent of the almost 400,000 contributions by some 250,000 individuals were for $250 or less.
The average donation was $33.51.
Counting all sources of campaign revenue – including the sale of T-shirts, bumper stickers and other merchandise – nearly 87 percent of the total amount raised during the quarter came from the donors who contributed $250 or less
At his speech in Madison, WI, Sanders said, “I am more than aware that my opponents will be able to outspend us. But we are going to win this election. They may have the money but we have the people. And when the people stand together, we can win.”
Hillary Clinton has raised three times more money from individual donors, but Sen. Sanders is drawing record-setting crowds and surging in the polls. The Sanders momentum has gone from something that supporters discussed on the Internet to a legitimate buzz in the political world. Recent polling revealed that Democrats give Hillary Clinton high marks on honesty, leadership, and trustworthiness, but Bernie Sanders has captured their imaginations with a message of revolution.
Sen. Sanders is leading a grassroots movement of the people whose goal is bigger than a presidential election. Bernie Sanders is out to defeat the billionaires and return the American government back to ordinary Americans. The message is revolution, and the Sanders revolutionaries are opening their wallets to fund their candidate.