Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE is touting new fundraising totals for his Democratic presidential campaign and launching a one-day drive to reach $40 million in February that will “absolutely shock the political establishment.”
He wants to end the month with $40 million, however, and is looking for a one-day, $4 million haul.
“It's a goal that I don't know if we can make, but I think it's very important that we try,” Sanders said.
“[W]e are still up against the billionaire class and their super PACs who are doing everything they can to stop our movement,” he added.
Sanders’s fundraising pitch comes ahead of the Federal Election Commission’s midnight deadline for February fundraising.
His cash call also precedes Super Tuesday, when 12 states and U.S. territories will vote in the single biggest day of the Democratic presidential primary so far.
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech Lobbying world Trump puts foreign investors first by supporting the Republican tax plan MORE dealt Sanders a major blow last Saturday with her landslide win in South Carolina’s primary. The former secretary of State, who won by a 48-point margin in South Carolina, has been victorious in three out of four early voting contests this month.
--This report was updated at 7:33 a.m.