“We are thrilled and grateful for the support of hundreds of thousands of donors across the country, helping us raise a record $75 million in the first two quarters”, said campaign manager Robby Mook in a statement. Comey pointed out that he serves a 10-year term in part to insulate the Federal Bureau of Investigation from political considerations, including an inquiry that touches on a Democratic presidential candidate.
“It is an objective measure of how far the campaign has come in a very short time“, Sanders campaign adviser Tad Devine said. Clinton will appear alongside cast member Kate McKinnon, who plays the candidate on the show.
The reporting deadline is October 15, but Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have already released big numbers for third quarter campaign donations. Sanders’s grassroots campaign may yet prove his Achilles heel.
“Thanks to our supporters, we are able to meet our goals and build an organisation that can mobilise millions of voters to ensure Hillary Clinton is their fighter in the White House“.
The Clinton campaign has been attempting to showcase Clinton’s humor and personable nature after many complained that she seemed cold and out of touch on the campaign trail.
“One of the best quotes I heard was from a woman who said, ‘We are not bad people trying to become good”. However, the Vermont senator has barreled past her in the number of donations coming from individuals, showing that Sanders is appealing to the Democratic base. Clinton’s team had about$29 million in cash-on-hand after the second quarter.
Clinton’s campaign spent roughly $25 million from July through September, according to figures her campaign released Thursday, a large chunk of the $28 million she raised during that period. More than $170,000 of that total came between 11 p.m. and midnight, Briggs said. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
This time, Clinton is raising only money for the primary election meaning she can use every penny in her bid to secure her partys nomination.
The almost $20 million decline is partially attributable to the typical summer fundraising slow-down.
The campaign now has 49 paid staffers in Iowa, 43 in New Hampshire and 140 paid staffers total, sizable staffing that it didn’t have last quarter. The Sanders campaign, however, was spending just over $1.5 million. On Wednesday night, he reached 1 million online contributions, outpacing President Obama’s 2008 campaign, which didn’t reach that mark until February of that year.