National VFB (Feb. 19, 2019) — Senator Bernie Sanders ended Day 1 of his 2020 campaign for President in strong frontrunner fashion, netting over $4 million from more than 150,000 individual donors over a 12 hour-period, according to Politico and Bloomberg.
Holy cow: @BernieSanders' campaign announced he raised more than $4 million from about 150,000 people in the 12 hours since he launched his campaign. An important detail: The campaign already signed up $500,000 worth of donations that will reoccur every month
— Zach Montellaro (@ZachMontellaro) February 20, 2019
— Derek Wallbank (@dwallbank) February 20, 2019
With several hours to go, the Vermont Senator could top $5 million by day’s end.
Beyond grassroots support, earlier in the day Sanders picked up his first endorsements, notably that of Senator Patrick Leahy who backed Sanders’ opponent Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“We have a strong field of candidates, and Bernie’s entry makes the field even stronger,” Leahy remarked. “I’m proud to support my fellow Vermonter, a proven leader with a strong message.”
— #Vets4Bernie (@vets4bernie) February 19, 2019
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