“Sanders’s Campaign Says It’s Outpacing Obama’s Record for Donations”


Shortly after the Democratic presidential primary debate on Saturday night, Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign announced that he had outpaced Barack Obama’s record for the number of contributions in a presidential race, with more than 2.2 million donations.

Mr. Obama’s record was 2,209,636 donations, according to a release from Mr. Sanders. Aides to the senator and Democratic presidential candidate suggested that it happened during the debate Saturday, and that the average donation during that period was $25 or less.


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