Common Dreams, February 19, 2019
Update (7:15 PM ET):
After an out-of-the-gate fundraising spree following the initial announcement early Tuesday morning (see below), sources from within the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign report that in just 10 hours—as of 5:00 PM ET—it was able to raise $3.3 million from approximately 120,000 donors.
The resulting donation average might sound familiar to those who remember the number Sanders turned into a catchphrase during his 2016 campaign: $27.
As other reporter's noted online, the Sanders campaign has now raised more money in less than half a day than the campaigns of Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar raised during their first 24 hours – combined.
In addition to news that Faiz Shakir, formerly the national political director for the ACLU, has been hired to be Sanders' campaign manager, backers of Bernie's bid could be found applauding what they considered a very successful launch less than 12 hours into his 2020 run. ...
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