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Clinton on pace to pass $100 million fundraising goal

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is likely to top its $100 million fundraising goal for this year, according to an analysis from CNN.

{mosads}Clinton raised at least $21 million during events she personally headlined in the fourth quarter of 2015, the campaign said Wednesday, according to the news network. That is consistent with $22 million raised in the third quarter and $23 million in the second quarter at events she attended.

Overall, Clinton has raised $75 million through September 30, putting her on pace to top the $100 million mark after three quarters, according to CNN’s analysis.

Campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin said Wednesday that Clinton’s team is “confident” it can hit its $100 million goal but wouldn’t confirm CNN’s numbers.

Clinton drastically changed her fundraising strategy this quarter, according to CNN. She began headlining events with tickets costing between $200–500, it said, well lower than fundraisers in earlier quarters. Events in the first two quarters sometimes had tickets costing $2,7000 per person, the maximum amount an individual can contribute to a campaign.

Clinton conducted the same number of fundraising events in 2015’s final quarter as she did in previous periods, however.

She conducted 58 events in the second, third and fourth fundraising quarters apiece, CNN reported.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may still outraise his rival for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, however.

Sanders has already received over 1 million donations in the fourth quarter, well above a similar pace that earned him $26 million in the third.

The Vermont lawmaker had already solicited over 2.3 million donations worth over $40 million before, CNN added.

Fourth-quarter fundraising totals, covering October to December, are due with the Federal Election Commission in January.

Clinton plans on beginning her 2016 with a big fundraising push, CNN reported. She is planning six fundraisers in California on Jan. 7 and 8.

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