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Sanders touts fundraising milestone, hitting 1 million donors

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Sen Bernie Sanders is the illumination of his presidential campaign donors, the contributions of one million individual.

The independent senator from Vermont campaign – announcing the news on Thursday – touted to reach that Sanders was the fastest presidential candidate in history to reach that fundraising milestone, and the first Democrat in this election cycle the threshold.

“With 1 million contributors, this is the only democratic campaign more followers than Donald Trump,” campaign manager Faiz Shakir highlighted. “Our strength is in numbers, and that is why Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who is able to say, his campaign just rely on grassroots sport funding in the primary and against Donald Trump.”

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Sanders has so far almost exclusively on small, online donations from supporters, and rarely has fundraisers held. Despite the absence of the high-dollar finance events, that some of his top competitors for the presidential nomination, Sanders has to plunge into the competition to campaign cash.

He reported an $18 million haul in the April-June quarter of fundraising this year. The put the populist senator in third behind South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg ($24.9 million Euro), former Vice-President Joe Biden ($22 million) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts ($19.2 million), and the other progressive standard-bearer in the record field, which also avoided the big-bucks events this year.

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The Sanders campaign noted that 99.95 percent of the donors can contribute again.

The Sanders fundraising news came, as the candidate – who was clearly in second place behind Biden, the front-runner now neck and neck with Warren, in the current national and early voting state polls.

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