As we predicted last year, Bernie Sanders will be the 2020 Democratic nominee…Sanders is surging in fundraising and the polls…Biden campaign crumbling…Sanders now set to win Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada…Sanders won Iowa caucuses in 2016 and got bamboozled by Clinton phony coin flips…Sanders raised $34.5 Million in Q-4 ’19…outpacing all rivals…Sanders has raised $96 Million so far from 5,000,000 donors…an average of $18.00 per donor, an astonishing low figure…Biden facing huge Super Tuesday challenge from Mayor Bloomberg, who is taking moderate Dem voters…
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The Democratic primary field is hitting the homestretch of the pre-voting period as presidential candidates make final plans for first-in-the-nation primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. This week, candidates leading in recent polls are also trying to project dominance in the money chase as they announce fundraising totals after 2019 came to a close.
With roughly a month until the Iowa caucuses, the primary debate swirls around four candidates who lead in current voter surveys and war chests: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
From The Hill:
Behind Biden is Sanders…the Vermont Independent who tops polls in New Hampshire and is a tick behind Buttigieg in Iowa has the most financial might of anyone in the top tier. Sanders catching fire…Sanders announced this morning that he raised a whopping $34.5 million in the last three months of 2019, the highest fundraising number of the 2020 cycle on the Democratic side. According to the campaign, he has raised $96 million since launching his bid in February thanks to more than 5 million donations, with the average contribution at $18. In December alone, Sanders raised $18 million from 900,000 donors.
“Bernie Sanders is closing the year with the most donations of any candidate in history at this point in a presidential campaign,” Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager, said in a statement. “He is proving each and every day that working class Americans are ready and willing to fully fund a campaign that stands up for them and takes on the biggest corporations and the wealthy. You build a grassroots movement to beat Donald Trump and create a political revolution one $18 donation at a time, and that’s exactly why Bernie is going to win.”
Buttigieg was first out of the gate on Wednesday, announcing that he raised nearly $25 million in the last three months of 2020. With figures in from him and Sanders, the wait is on for those from Biden and Warren.
Andrew Yang and the Yang Gang also revealed early Thursday that he raised $16.5 million in the fourth quarter, a big jump for his campaign after raising $10 million in the previous fundraising period (The New York Times).