Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders took in a whopping $18.2 million during the first quarter of his campaign; setting the stage for a prolonged battle over who will take on President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign raised $18.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, his advisers said Tuesday, a massive sum that is likely to put the progressive firebrand among the top fundraisers of the early 2020 Democratic primary season,” reports The Hill.
The self-described Democratic Socialist stunned political insiders when he took-in nearly $6 million just 24-hours after announcing his candidacy.
“Supporters have shown up big time for this campaign. Huge, you could say,” said Bernie’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir.
“These resources are going to allow us to compete on all levels in all of the Super Tuesday states,” added another campaign insider.
Read the full report at The Hill.