Bernie Sanders First to Reach 1 Million Donors: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) — Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has 1 million individual donors, making him the first Democrat to reach the milestone in this cycle, his campaign said Thursday.“Our strength is in numbers, and that is why Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who is able to say his campaign will rely only on grassroots funding in both the primary and against Donald Trump,” Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement. “Like all campaigns we are beholden to our donors, and we’re proud to stand with 1 million working people.” Sanders’ campaign relied on small-dollar donors in 2016. In the 2020 race, other Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also have sworn off large-dollar fundraisers in the Democratic primary. Many donors have given more than once, and the Sanders campaign said that it had received 1 million contributions in April; Warren achieved that milestone in July.Teaching is the most common occupation of Sanders’ donors and the top employers are Starbucks, Walmart and Amazon, according to the campaign.Biden Picks Up Three Congressional Endorsements (3:12 p.m.)Joe Biden picked up three more endorsements from House members as his campaign seeks to cast him as an increasingly inevitable choice, especially for nonwhite voters.Two members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, endorsed the former vice president on Thursday. Charlie Crist of Florida, a Democratic member of the House who used to be the Republican governor of his state, also backed him.Earlier this week, Biden got the support of Representative Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, who had pulled his endorsement from presidential hopeful Julian Castro after Castro attempted to raise questions about Biden’s age and memory during last week’s Democratic debate.In all, Biden now has 16 endorsements from House members, a tie with Senator Kamala Harris, who has …read more

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