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Bernie Sanders brings in $3 million in four days

Lauren Schneiderman
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Wednesday his 2016 presidential campaign had pulled in $3 million over the last four days.
Sanders’s campaign had received approximately 75,000 contributions at an average amount of $43, according to The Huffington Post.
A campaign adviser also told the publication 99.4 percent of the donations were in the amounts of $250 or less.
{mosads}Another 185,000 supporters have signed up as supporters on Sanders’s website, The Huffington Post added.
The Sanders campaign also revealed it would retain services from Revolution Messaging, a digital advertising and fundraising firm featuring many campaign workers from President Obama’s successful bid in 2008.
The Huffington Post added that the organization’s founder, Scott Goodstein, ran the 2008 Obama campaign’s social media and mobile programs.
Sanders’s announcements Wednesday followed financial legislation he unveiled the same day. His proposed bill would target Wall Street’s vast influence over the economy’s health.
The potential legislation would authorize federal regulators to analyze financial institutions and the risks they pose to the economy. They would judge firms based on their size and intricacy, according to the draft bill.
“If an institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist, and that is the bottom line,” Sanders said of the legislation.
Sanders publicly launched his 2016 White House bid April 30.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the heavy favorite for the Democratic nomination thus far.
Sanders has vowed he will challenge Clinton’s vote on the Iraq War and her fiscal policies as part of his campaign platform.
Former Democratic Govs. Martin O’Malley (Md.) and Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) are also expected to join the White House race in the coming months. 
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