But he STILL can raise money, eh?
He did do this less than 4 years ago….
And he’s in the top tier of those running for the Democratic Presidential primary, even though he isn’t a Democrat….
Sen. Bernie Sanders raised just under $6 million from about 223,000 people in the 24 hours after he announced his bid for president — making the Vermont senator the clear frontrunner in grassroots fundraising.
Contributors also pledged about $600,000 in donations that will recur each month, the Sanders team announced.
The candidate had surpassed the $4 million mark on Tuesday evening, about 12 hours after he announced his campaign.
Sanders made his average campaign donation of approximately $27 a campaign slogan when he ran against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Small dollar donations will be a key metric of a candidate’s strength, especially given that many candidates have promised to eschew money from corporate PACs.
Sanders outpaced two of his colleagues in the Senate.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California reported raising $1.5 million in the 24 hours after her January rollout. Sanders raised that sum in four hours.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar hit the $1 million mark 48 hours after her Minnesota announcement earlier this month.
It’s unclear how the fundraising numbers of other senators in the race stack up….
In his first week running for 2020 he has made $10 million…..