Nov 20, 2019

Sanders says he just hit 4M individual donations — the fastest ever

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at an event in Las Vegas on Nov. 17. Photo: Bridget Bennett/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday his campaign has received more than 4 million individual contributions.

Why it matters: Per Sanders' tweet, the milestone means his campaign is the fastest-ever to reach that fundraising mark.

  • The donation count serves as another boost for the top-tier candidate on the eve of the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
  • Sanders' strength has further been accentuated as three members of the influential progressive group of congresswomen "'The Squad" have endorsed him for the 2020 ticket.

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Bernie Sanders surges in California primary poll

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has surged in a new California poll at the expense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies survey published by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.

The big picture: Warren's lead in September in the same poll dropped by 7 points to 22%, meaning she is statistically tied with — but nominally behind — Sanders, who sits at 24%. Biden also dipped by 6 points to 14%, with South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 12%.

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Sanders reveals $150 billion plan to increase broadband access

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Bernie Sanders released a new $150 billion plan on Friday to increase broadband internet access across the U.S. and break up what his campaign labels "internet service provider and cable monopolies."

The big picture: Sanders is one of many 2020 candidates, such as Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to release a plan to increase high-speed broadband access.

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Behind Pete Buttigieg's Iowa rise

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks to voters during a campaign rally this month in Waverly, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rather than riding a swell of media attention or a viral moment, Pete Buttigieg has ascended to the top of Iowa's Democratic presidential primary polling by channeling a substantial fundraising haul into TV ads and a robust presence inside the state.

Why it matters: With $2.3m spent so far on Iowa TV ads, more than 100 staff on the ground and 20 field offices, Buttigieg's investment reflects his campaign's bet that Iowa's Feb. 3 caucus is key to his chances as an underdog candidate from the Midwest.

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