Sanders says he raised $1.1 million since debate

Sanders says he raised $1.1 million since debate
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DETROIT — Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan Sanders urges Biden to delay Medicare premium hike linked to Alzheimer's drug MORE (I-Vt.) has raised more than $1 million for his presidential bid since he sparred with several moderate contenders during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, his campaign said. 

The $1.1 million fundraising haul was bolstered by more than 70,000 donations, according to the progressive senator’s campaign. 


“Bernie Sanders commanded the debate, his vision and ideas dominated the stage, and he left absolutely no doubt that he is the best candidate ready to take this fight to Donald Trump and finally bring the change we need to America,” said Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager. 

“Bernie Sanders stood out as a champion of working people and marginalized communities,” he said.

During the Tuesday night showdown, Sanders vigorously defended some of his signature policy proposals, most notably "Medicare for All," against a flurry of attacks from more moderate Democrats, including Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanSenate race in Ohio poses crucial test for Democrats Democrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Ohio Republicans swing for fences in redistricting proposals MORE (D-Ohio) and former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyMaryland Democrats target lone Republican in redistricting scheme Warning: Joe Biden's 'eat the rich' pitch may come back to bite you Direct air capture is a crucial bipartisan climate policy MORE (D-Md.). 

One of the most notable moments of the debate came after Sanders asked to respond to Delaney’s argument that campaigning on Medicare for All is “political suicide” that will bolster President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE’s chances for reelection.

“You’re wrong,” Sanders sniped at Delaney.

For Sanders, the debate was another chance for him to explain his liberal positions on a handful of issues and draw a sharp contrast with others in the field who represent the more compromise-minded wing of the party.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.), who was also onstage Tuesday, formed a sort of unified front with Sanders during the debate, and likewise found herself sparring with the field’s centrists

In another standout moment, Sanders dismissed a claim from Ryan that he did not know exactly how a Medicare for All system would work.

“I do know,” Sanders said. “I wrote the damn bill.”