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Bernie Sanders Raises Over $1 Million in 3 Hours

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:47 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., raised more than $1 million in a few hours after announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, The Hill reports.

Sanders raised about $1 million in just over three hours after he officially announced his bid Tuesday morning, according to his campaign. This puts him on the course to outpace the $1.5 million that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raised in 24 hours last month, after she announced her campaign for the nomination. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, raised $1 million in 48 hours after announcing her candidacy earlier this month.

Axios reports that the Sanders campaign collected donations from 42,000 individuals on Tuesday. In 2016, his campaign touted an average donation of just $27 to emphasize his grassroots support.

"I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first," Sanders said in an interview with Vermont Public Radio after his official announcement was released. "And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings — that's what I'm going to carry all over this country."

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., raised more than $1 million in a few hours after announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, The Hill reports.
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