BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Breaks Record With 3 Million Campaign Contributions

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing. Sanders, who is opening his official presidential campaign Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont, aims to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is laying out an agenda in step with the party's progressive wing and compatible with Warren's platform _ reining in Wall Street banks, tackling college debt and creating a government-financed infrastructure jobs program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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.

berniedonationsBernie 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. 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.


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