Hillary Clinton Raises $28 Million in Third Quarter, Barely Beating Bernie Sanders

It turns out Bernie Sanders is playing a money game. A campaign aide said 93 percent of her donations were for $100 dollars or less. Since he launched his White House bid in the spring, his campaign said it has collected over one million individual contributions.


Sanders has overtaken Clinton in recent polls in New Hampshire and closed the gap nationally, and his strong performance in the money race – not typically a strong suit for Vermont Democratic-socialists – could fuel further concerns among Clinton supporters. In the second quarter, Clinton’s operating expenditures stood at $18.2 million compared to Sanders’s $2.9 million.

Sanders rode a wave of small-dollar online contributions to collect roughly million during the July-to-September fundraising quarter, his campaign announced Thursday morning.

Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state has continued to hamper her standing among voters, contributing in large part to talk that Vice President Joe Biden might enter the fray.

The figure draws attention to the growing relevance of Senator Sanders’s insurgent campaign, which “has been discounted by many party leaders as a serious threat to Clinton”, as The Washington Post puts it.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raised $26 million over the third quarter of the year. Obama took in a little more than $20 million in the third quarter of 2007 – or about $6 million less than Sanders did this summer. Clinton’s campaign has not said how many donors she had.

According to The New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to make a top-secret appearance on Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premiere.

“We have a chance to send an unmistakable message about the size and strength of our campaign”, Sanders tweeted hours before the fundraising deadline.

Nearly all were “confidential”, the lowest level of classification. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Sanders, meanwhile, is spending very little time crisscrossing the country for such fundraisers.


“They’re more anxious about their campaign donations than their kids or their grandchildren”, Sanders said. Sanders has raised a total of about $39 million. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee did not release any fundraising numbers for the third quarter.

Bernie Sanders waves as he leaves the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention last month