CALIFORNIA–Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign announced it raised more than $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 with more than 355,000 donations from the Golden State — totalling more than $7 million.
Since launching the campaign, Bernie 2020 has received nearly $19.7 million from California alone.
“Bernie 2020 is built by working people, who are proud to support the only campaign that is 100 percent funded by grassroots donations,” said Bernie 2020 California State Director Rafael Návar. “Teachers, nurses, and retail-workers are putting their pocket change behind the one candidate who will bring transformative change to this country.”
Sanders’ campaign raised more than $18 million from over 900,000 donations in December alone, which is the campaign’s single best fundraising month to date. Nearly 300,000 new donors gave in the fourth quarter.
“Teacher” was the most common occupation of Sanders’ fourth quarter donors, the five most common employers were Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, the United States Postal Service and Target, and the average donation was $18.53.
Overall, more than 5 million individual donations have fueled the campaign, averaging $18 and more than 99.9 percent of donors have not maxed out and can give again. That total does not include an additional $12.7 million in transfers all made in prior quarters from Sanders’ other federal accounts. Sanders’ 2016 campaign did not hit the 5 million donations mark until after Super Tuesday.