- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ presidential campaign has now received more than 2 million contributions, outpacing all other non-incumbent candidates and putting him close to where President Obama was during his 2012 re-election campaign.

“What our vision of a political revolution has already accomplished is to show that we can run a strong and we believe winning campaign without a super PAC, without contributions from millionaires and billionaires,” Mr. Sanders, Vermont Independent, said in a statement. “We are enormously proud that we have received more individual contributions at this point in the campaign than any candidate who is not an incumbent president. As the campaign continues to succeed, we expect those numbers to grow exponentially.”

Mr. Sanders‘ campaign said more than $3 million was raised since the launch of an online push on Monday to get past 2 million donations, and that $1.6 million of that has been raised since Wednesday.

His campaign said that in the 2008 cycle, then-Sen. Obama had surpassed 1 million donations to his campaign by the time of the Iowa caucuses.

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