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Bernie Sanders Has Huge $25 Million Cash Haul

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters in New Hampshire
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters in New Hampshire. Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:38 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders may be polling in third place behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but that has not hurt his fundraising, with aides announcing Tuesday he brought in more than $25 million during the third quarter of his race.

Sanders' staffers said the average contribution was just over $18, with the most common profession among his donors being teachers, reports Politico. The most common employers of donors were Walmart, Amazon, and Starbucks.

"Bernie is proud to be the only candidate running to defeat Donald Trump who is 100 percent funded by grassroots donations — both in the primary and in the general," Sanders' campaign manager Faiz Shakir said. "Media elites and professional pundits have tried repeatedly to dismiss this campaign, and yet working-class Americans keep saying loudly and clearly that they want a political revolution."

Sanders recently revealed that 1 million people have donated toward his second White House bid, reaching that milestone faster than any other Democratic presidential candidate in history.

Sanders raised about $18 million during the first two quarters of this year. His aides said that Monday, when the senator announced his plan to tax high-earning CEOs, was his second-best fundraising day this year.

Sanders has said he is rejecting high-dollar fundraisers this campaign. He did transfer an extra $2.6 million from other campaign accounts, but that number was not included in the report of his $25.3 million total.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders may be polling in third place behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but that has not hurt his fundraising.
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