The money came in the form of almost 900,000 contributions from 525,000 individual donors, according to Shakir.
Several Sanders ideas considered to be on the fringe in 2016, like making Medicare-for-All the law, have since been adopted by some in the mainstream of the Democratic Party, including several presidential candidates.
Shakir emphasized that most of Sanders' contributions came from small-dollar donors who are likely to give again later in the campaign.
Yet when her campaign aides released fundraising totals for the first quarter, it wasn't the big cheques they touted.
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has raised $12 million from 218,000 donors.
Democratic presidential candidates raked in millions of dollars in the first three months of 2019 as Independent Sen. Still, her campaign reported receiving 98 percent of contributions in amounts smaller than $100. Sanders' campaign says the senator got 88% of his money from donors who contributed $200 or less. Biden comes in next at 20 percent-interestingly, his percentage of the female vote was much higher than the male vote, from 24 percent to 16 percent, though that might fall with recent negative press surrounding his treatment of women-and Beto O'Rourke was the only other candidate in double digits at 10 percent. "Huge, you would say".
Candidates are legally required to record all campaign donations, and first quarter sums must be disclosed by April 15. His campaign said the average contribution size was $20 - a figure that is significantly lower than O'Rourke's $43 average contribution size. The former congressman's fundraising haul reveals he brought in the most money per day of any presidential hopeful who has announced an estimate of his or her first quarter fundraising total, raking in roughly $522,000 per day. "This campaign will have the resources and the volunteer grassroots strength to compete in every single state in the primary process".
Just as important as the bottom line: Buttigieg said he has nearly 160,000 unique donors, a mark that meets the new grassroots fundraising thresholds that the Democratic National Committee has set for candidates to qualify for the initial summer debates.