2020 Democratic primary: Presidential candidates reveal third quarter fundraising totals – CBS News

Bernie Sanders: $25.3 million

October 1: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his campaign raised $25.3 million in the third quarter, the most of any 2020 Democratic presidential candidate in a quarter to date. According to the campaign, September was its single best month of fundraising in the 2020 election cycle thus far.

The cash raised in the third quarter comes from 1.4 million donations. The average donation was $18.07. His campaign says it did transfer $2.6 million in the third quarter, but that is not included in the $25 million total.

According to the campaign, “teacher” was the most common occupation listed for a person donating to Sanders in the third quarter. The three most common employers were Starbucks, Amazon and Walmart.

Since his campaign launched in February, Sanders has raised $61.5 million from a total of 3.3 million individual donations.

Third quarter highlights:

Second quarter highlights:

  • Raised $24 million in the second quarter, although $6 million was transferred from previous accounts
  • 99% of donations were $100 or less
  • 45% of donors were 39 years old or younger

First quarter highlights:

  • Raised $18.2 million, the most of any candidate in the first quarter
  • Around 900,000 individual donations
  • 99.5% of donations to Sanders’ campaign were $100 or less
  • Average donation was $20

– Cara Korte contributed reporting


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