Bernie Sanders running for president

Bernie Sanders running for president

Bernie Sanders running for president

His campaign reported that Sanders raised more than 1.2 million US dollars from 42,000 donors in all 50 states in the first four hours after he announced his run on Tuesday morning.

Senator Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist who gained a national following when he challenged Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, raised more than $4 million on Tuesday from nearly 150,000 individual donors after announcing another White House run, according to his campaign.

Sanders joins an already crowded field of candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to run against Trump in 2020. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who threw her hat into the 2020 race earlier this month, raised more than $1 million in the first 48 hours of her candidacy, her campaign announced. While Sanders and his policies were once the outliers, they-or at least most of his policies-have now been co-opted by the mainstream. The California Democrat announced her bid for the Democratic nomination on January 21. Waiting in the wings is Beto O'Rourke, a former congressman and a rising star in the Democratic party who has not announced yet, but is routinely finishing in the top-five in polls.

The first campaign finance reports of the cycle are due in mid-April, and all of the candidates hope to prove they have financial staying power.

That's why there's such a focus on small-dollar giving.

U.S. president also said he thought Sanders was "not treated with respect" when he ran against Clinton in 2016.

Ms. Harris's campaign shot out a fundraising email Wednesday in which Rep. Barbara Lee urged people to donate, likening her fellow Californian to Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

Mr Sanders galvanised a broad coalition with his anti-Wall Street rhetoric and talk of a "political revolution". "I believe that capitalism has great strengths when it works for all people equally well". "We are going to bring people together and not only defeat Trump but transform the economic and political life of this country". That low total means Sanders can continue to return to the same donors for future gifts, unlike candidates who rely on large donations, whose donors hit legal caps on how much they can give.

He's renewed that pledge this year.

An outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, Mr Sanders has described him as a "pathological liar" and "racist".

Ms. Warren is making her refusal to take money from PACs and federal lobbyists a central part of her fundraising pitch, insisting she will not be beholden to special interest groups.

The 2020 Democratic primary process is destined to be an ugly fight.

"He's got a very strong, loyal following", said Joe Trippi, who has advised campaigns for several major Democrats.

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