Sanders raises $2.6M hours after NH win

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Bernie SandersBernie SandersGroup hopes to have independent candidate by end of July FDA concerned with GMO labeling 'compromise' Dems mull moving Clinton acceptance speech to bigger venue: report MORE's presidential campaign raised $2.6 million in just the first few hours after winning the New Hampshire primary, according to Wednesday reports.

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The Vermont senator has lately been outraising his rival, Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMcCaskill: I wonder if people voting for Trump are embarrassed RNC rules panel to consider blocking ‘Never Trump' movement Hispanics on Clinton's VP shortlist could help her win votes MORE, and his huge victory in the Granite State appears to be giving him even more of an edge.

In his victory speech, Sanders made a fundraising pitch to his supporters across the country.

"I am going to New York City tonight and tomorrow, but I’m not going to New York City to hold a fundraiser on Wall Street. Instead, I’m going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America," he said, telling supporters to contribute on his website.

"Help up us raise the money we need to take the fight to Nevada, South Carolina, and the states on Super Tuesday.”

More than a dozen states hold primaries or caucuses on Tuesday, March 1, representing the bulk of delegates so far.

Sanders outraised Clinton $20 million to $15 million in January and often boasts about the small size of his average donation, $27.

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