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 SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges 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 Ann WarrenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Buttigieg surrogate on candidate's past consulting work: 'I don't think it matters' Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges 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 BidenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence MORE raised $15.2 million in the third quarter, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Tulsi Gabbard reacts to Afghanistan report, calls out Pete Buttigieg's McKinsey work Buttigieg surrogate on candidate's past consulting work: 'I don't think it matters' MORE (D) raised $19.1 million. 

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate Booker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race Krystal Ball: New Biden ad is everything that's wrong with Democrats 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.