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Sanders campaign says it reached 4 million individual donations

Sanders campaign says it reached 4 million individual donations
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign announced on Tuesday that it has reached 4 million individual donations.

“Working-class Americans across the country are chipping in $3, $18, $27, or whatever they can to help elect Bernie Sanders because they know he is the only candidate who will fight for them and take on corporate greed and corruption,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement. 

The campaign noted that Sanders did not reach the 4 million donor mark in 2016 until after the New Hampshire Democratic primary. 

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Sanders has relied on small-dollar donations to fund his presidential bids, refusing to take money from super PACs. 

The progressive senator led the Democratic primary pack in fundraising in the third quarter, raking in $25.3 million. The fundraising haul was fueled by roughly 1.4 million donations. 

His progressive rival, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' McConnell hits Democratic critics of Israel MORE (D-Mass.), has also relied heavily on individual donations, bringing in $24.6 million in the third quarter. 

Sanders's and Warren's fundraising strategies differ largely from more establishment figures in the Democratic primary field. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE raised $15.2 million in the third quarter, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegGas shortages spread to more states Biden officials warn against hoarding gasoline amid shortages Republicans welcome the chance to work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE (D) raised $19.1 million. 

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickTo unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate Biden faces pressure to take action on racial justice issues Biden selects Susan Rice to lead Domestic Policy Council, McDonough for Veterans Affairs MORE (D), who entered the crowded Democratic primary field last week, said on Sunday that he would not turn away super PACs that wanted to support his campaign. 

"If there's a super PAC that supports you, you’re not going to tell them to stop?" NBC's Chuck Todd asked. 

"No I’m not," Patrick responded.