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 SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search 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 WarrenMaryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact Hillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees 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 BidenOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims The Memo: Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation The Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention MORE raised $15.2 million in the third quarter, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat MORE (D) raised $19.1 million. 

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickTop Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Andrew Yang endorses Biden in 2020 race Deval Patrick backs Biden 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.