Sanders raises $36M in February; eyes $4M more by Super Tuesday
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Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign 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.”

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Sanders said in a statement on Monday that the campaign raised an “impressive” $36 million from 1.2 million individuals in February.

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 Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father 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.