Politics

Sanders hits record for individual campaign donations

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Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign reached 2 million individual donors Thursday, a record for any non-incumbent primary candidate, with the average donation being in the single digits.

The campaign saw a surge in donations this week as it pushed to reach the 2 million mark. This week alone, Sanders raised $3 million, with $1.6 million coming since Wednesday. The average donation to the campaign just this week was $20.

"Over 2 million contributions have been made to the only campaign that rejects a corrupt campaign finance system," Sanders says in a television and Internet advertisement entitled People Power. "You can't level the playing field with Wall Street banks and billionaires by taking their money."

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