Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Sunday that he experienced lifted $46.5 million in February, a sum that offers him a major fiscal advantage about all of his rivals apart from the self-funding billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg as the quantity of states holding primaries expands extensively in March, commencing on Tuesday.
The Sanders campaign, which was now operating television adverts in most of the states that will vote that working day — Super Tuesday — explained it experienced reserved adverts in five states that will vote on March 10 (together with Michigan and Washington) and four large-market place states that solid their ballots on March 17 (Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio).
The $46.5 million haul is by far the biggest of any 2020 prospect in any solitary thirty day period but not considerably from what Mr. Sanders elevated four a long time back in February in his campaign towards Hillary Clinton, when he collected $43.5 million.
Sunday’s announcement arrived just hrs just after Mr. Sanders finished a distant 2nd to Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the South Carolina key, the senator’s first reduction of the nominating period. He earlier completed in a virtual tie in Iowa then went on to get in New Hampshire and Nevada.
In this race, Mr. Sanders’s earlier fund-increasing high came in January, when he elevated $25 million. The next finest fund-raiser that thirty day period was Senator Elizabeth Warren, who elevated $10.4 million her campaign had set a community target on Saturday of $29 million in February.
The Sanders campaign reported on Sunday that it obtained 2.2 million donations in February, including 350,000 new donors. All informed, the marketing campaign has elevated $167 million from 1.9 million people.
The common donation his marketing campaign acquired in February was $21, somewhat larger than it has been for most of the campaign. His optimum complete of the thirty day period came on Saturday, when he raised $4.5 million, the most effective fund-elevating working day considering that he entered the race a 12 months back.