Bernie Sanders raised $3 million the day after Iowa caucuses

Bernie Sanders

A virtual tie with Hillary Clinton at the Iowa caucuses (she won a few coin flips) helped Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders secure a quick $3 million in additional funds.

An aide for Sanders’ campaign said Tuesday that they raised $3 million in the 24 hours following the closely watched caucus results.

“It’s been our best day ever,” Sanders communications director Michael Briggs said of the fundraising haul.

Bernie Sanders raises most of his money through small micro-payments that are donated online. Only a very small number of his contributors have actually paid the $2700 maximum.

Following his heralded speech after the nights events his campaign says four in 10 donors were giving to his campaign for the first time.

 

With all precincts reporting, the state party said Tuesday morning that Clinton had edged Sanders on the share of delegates awarded, 49.8 percent to 49.6 percent.
That’s an impressive haul for Sanders, who started his campaign as a fringe candidate in 2015. His campaign has nearly matched Clinton’s in terms of money over the last two quarters.

Two days ago, the Sanders campaign announced it raised a surprising $20 million in January.