Sanders Raises $25 Million in April, Down 40% From March

Sanders Raises $25 Million in April, Down 40% From March


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) raised “only” $25 million for his campaign for the White House and almost every political pundit is acting as if some sort of tragedy has occurred.  When a political campaign has collected “just” $25 million that’s chump change.  By Sanders’ standards it’s “low.” By the standards of money in politics in America, it’s not all that exciting.  That we could say this tells all how completely crazy the American political system is — particularly after the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision.

According to the New York Times over 2.4 million donors have given money to Sanders’ effort. The total raised is now $210 million. Few could have predicted this when the professorial Senator from Vermont announced he was running last year.

Over 540,000 people contributed to Sanders during April, an unthinkable amount back when he entered the ring.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke