Sen. Bernie Sanders received more than a warm welcome after announcing his second presidential campaign on Tuesday. The former 2016 presidential hopeful raised an astounding $4 million in less than a day after launching his 2020 campaign!
Sanders’ team announced just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday — about 12 hours into his official campaign — that over 330,000 people had donated a combined $4 million, ABC News reports. The candidate’s team revealed that the average donation was $27.
The Vermont senator is gearing up to give his Democratic running mates some fierce competition after Sanders blew past the early donation totals from the other candidates already involved in the 2020 race. California Sen. Kamala Harris, who announced her campaign on “Good Morning America” on Jan. 21, raised $1.5 million on her first day — a total her staff said showed “numbers [that] reveal a campaign powered by the people.”
Sanders joins a dozen Democrats who have already announced their campaigns to challenge President Donald Trump next year, including Harris and fellow Sens. Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand
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In a surprising move, Trump shared kind words following Sanders announcement at the Space Force on Tuesday, saying,
“I think he was taken advantage of. He ran great four years ago and he was not treated with respect by Clinton.”
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