Sanders raises more than $5 million in single-day push

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Despite an uphill battle in the Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: My emails would be just as harsh about Clinton AT&T-Time Warner merger: Rigged by cozy regulatory relationships? Juan Williams: When WikiLeaks leaked my cell number MORE continues to rake in money, drawing at least $5.5 million in a single-day fundraising push.

Sanders's fundraising website showed shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday it had raised more than $41.6 million in February, with a new goal of getting $45 million by the end of the night.
His campaign said in a statement earlier in the day he had raised $36.1 million from 1.2 million individuals during the month of February before the final push on the eve of Super Tuesday.
Sanders hammered rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Jay-Z to hold pro-Clinton concert in Cleveland Former FCC chairman speaks out against AT&T, Time Warner merger MORE on her ties to Wall Street on Monday night during a rally in Massachusetts on the eve of Super Tuesday, when 11 states hold voting in the Democratic primary.
Clinton, who is hoping to fend off Sanders on Tuesday after a huge win in South Carolina on over the weekend, has since mostly turned her focus to the general election.