Sanders raises over $25M for campaign in Q3

Tuesday, 01. October 2019 13:43

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders raised $25.3 million for his 2020 presidential bid in the third quarter of 2019, the Vermont senator's campaign confirmed on Tuesday. The campaign also revealed that it was the first in the Democratic race to get donations from 1 million different people and added that teachers contributed most to Sanders' campaign in the third quarter. Meanwhile, most common employers of the people donating were Amazon, Starbucks and Walmart.

Sanders raised around $18 million in both the first and the second quarter of the year while his campaign boasts that it is entirely funded by grassroots donations. Additionally, the campaign announced that most donations were received after Sanders said he would introduce extra taxes on CEOs with large wages so that the difference between the rich and the poor could be decreased.

Meanwhile, fellow Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign announced his donations declined from $24.8 million in the second quarter to $19.1 million in the third quarter.

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