Last week the Sanders’ campaign appealed to donors to help them break the all-time contributions record ahead of Monday’s Iowa caucus. This morning they succeeded.
The Sanders campaign now has over 3 million campaign contributions. This is more than any other candidate has achieved in history. The average contribution is just $27, owing to the over 1 million individual donors rather than corporate or big money donations that usually fuel political campaigns.
According to U.S. Uncut, as of 12:30pm EST this morning the campaign had received 3,013,064 contributions.
Bernie Sanders also has not raised any money for a Super PAC, a relatively unheard of phenomenon. Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC has nearly $45 million in the bank. https://berniesanders.com/press-release/breaking-sanders-super-pac-haul/ The two Super PACs, Collective Actions PAC and Billionaires for Bernie, have publicly supported Bernie Sanders but have been asked by the Sanders’ campaign to stop raising money on Bernie’s behalf.
Bernie Sanders had already broken the previous contributions record, held by President Obama, back in December with over 2 million contributions.