Hillary Boasts 'Record Breaking' Fundraising, But Bernie Had More Donors in Quarter

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released its quarterly fundraising report that said more than 60 percent of her donors are women.

But Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) outmatched the secretary of State in the number of individual donors.


Clinton raised more than $46 million, touting it as a record for a candidate in their first quarter running, with 94 percent of the donations coming in amounts of $250 or less and the average donation $144.89.

“Thanks to the more than 250,000 Americans who have stepped up to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign, we have had the ability to make critical investments in our organization that will put us in position to win the primary and the White House,” said campaign manager Robby Mook. “With Republicans tapping their billionaire backers for unlimited sums of money, we are glad to be able to have such broad support to be able to show why Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who will fight for policies that allow everyday Americans to get ahead and stay ahead.”

Hillary’s camp also burned through more than $18 million during the quarter.

Sanders’ campaign will surely jump on the average donation stat to highlight the senator as the real working-class candidate.

“Our campaign is a strong grassroots movement supported by middle-class Americans from working families, not billionaires trying to buy elections,” Sanders said in a statement. “I am proud that we have more than 284,000 individual donors and that the average contribution was about $35.”


Nearly 77 percent of contributions came from donors writing checks for less than $200 — showing that he’s still getting some bigger donations.

The Sanders camp said he raised more than $15.2 million during the two months since launching his campaign on April 30.

The campaign spent $2.9 million during the reporting period and had almost $12.2 million cash on hand as of June 30.

“The current corrupt campaign finance system – created by the disastrous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United – now allows the super-wealthy to buy elections,” Sanders added.

Hillary’s big-money bundlers include former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Texas congressman Joaquin Castro (twin brother of her likely running mate), abortion-rights lobbyists EMILY’s List, Comcast executive VP David L. Cohen, and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.



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