News

Elections

Sanders Pulls in $18 million in First Quarter of Presidential Campaign

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New York, March 2, 2019. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Senator Bernie Sanders raised a whopping $18.2 million for his presidential campaign in the first quarter of this year, his campaign announced Tuesday.

The Vermont independent announced his second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in February, and raised nearly $6 million on the first day of his campaign and $10 million during the first week. He now reportedly has $28 million in cash on hand.

The average donation to Sanders’s campaign was $20 and the campaign received nearly 900,000 individual donations.

“Supporters have shown up big time for this campaign. Huge, you could say,” Sanders’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, told reporters.

The total beats Sanders’s haul from the first quarter of his 2016 presidential run, when he raised close to $15 million.

Two other candidates vying for the Democratic nomination have also announced their fundraising totals for the first quarter. Senator Kamala Harris reported she raised $12 million, and South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg said that his campaign had raised $7 million.

The deadline for candidates to submit quarterly campaign-finance filings to the Federal Election Commission is April 15.

Most Popular

Education

Gender Dissenter Gets Fired

Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville from a struggling department to a nationally acclaimed program. In the fall of 2017 he appeared on a panel at the Heritage Foundation ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Pelosi’s House of Pain

Not so long ago — as recently as the cover of the March 2019 Rolling Stone, in fact — they seemed like the best of friends. I'm referring to Nancy Pelosi and the members of "The Squad": Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and (not pictured) Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. They shared some good ... Read More
PC Culture

A Herd Has No Mind

sup { vertical-align: super; font-size: smaller; } Funny thing about my new book: I had begun shopping around the proposal for writing it long before my brief period of employment with that other magazine and the subsequent witless chimp-brained media freakout and Caffeine-Free Diet Maoist struggle ... Read More
Film & TV

How Seinfeld Mastered the Comedy Domain

I can’t say whether Larry Charles, Larry David, Alec Berg, Spike Feresten, and the rest of the brilliant writers of Seinfeld were students of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but they might as well have been. Fitzgerald supplied the best advice for sitcom writers: Start with an individual, and before you know it you find ... Read More