Bernie Sanders raises $ 6 million after announcing his presidential bid

WASHINGTON – Just over 24 hours after the announcement of his candidacy for the presidency, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has already raised $ 6 million from more than 225,000 donors, announced his campaign Wednesday morning.

This amount far exceeds what its rivals announced after their own announcement this year.

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Previously, Senator Kamala Harris of California claimed the largest fundraising operation ever made public. His campaign revealed he has raised $ 1.5 million online from more than 38,000 donors 24 hours after he announced his candidacy in January.

In comparison, Mr. Sanders' campaign revealed that his total fundraising in the first 24 hours was $ 5.9 million.

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who ran in the Senate last year, has twice as many online donors as those watching the race in front of Sanders. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Senator Harris each drew money from at least 230,000 online donors prior to their candidacy.

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