Washingtonian Wallets Want Bernie “Heart Attack” Sanders to Win
The Sanders camp also issued a press release claiming Bernnie has raised more money in the state of Washington than any other candidate running.
In Washington, in September, his campaign saw a groundswell of grassroots support of nearly 153,000 donations from nearly 45,000 people-- more than any other 2020 presidential candidate.
“Bernie is proud to be the only candidate running to defeat Donald Trump who is 100 percent funded by grassroots donations – both in the primary and in the general,” Sanders’ Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir said. “Working-class Americans are saying loudly and clearly that they want a political revolution.”
The final day of the third quarter was the second biggest fundraising day of the campaign. “Teacher” was the most common occupation of Sanders’ third quarter donors, the three most common employers were Starbucks, Amazon, and Walmart, and the average donation was $18.07.
The campaign announced it raised a total of $25.3 million in the third quarter of 2019 from 1.4 million donations, fueled by a September haul that set a Bernie 2020 record for total amount raised and number of individual contributions in a single month.
Since the campaign’s February launch, Sanders has raised $61.5 million from a total of 3.3 million individual donations for an average contribution of just $19, and more than 99.9 percent have not maxed out and can give again.