Vermont Senator and winner of the Democrat's New Hampshire primary Bernie Sanders raised $5.2M immediately following his victory in the Granite State. Sanders bested opponent Hillary Clinton by more than 20 percentage points.
That stunning figure is a quarter of what Mr. Sanders raised in the entire month of January, when he outpaced Mrs. Clinton’s fundraising for the first time. It’s also more than the amount that former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley raised over the course of his entire campaign, before quitting the race last week.
While he was giving his victory speech, Sanders asked his supporters “right here, right now, across America" to donate to his campaign, asking for “$10 bucks, $20 bucks, or $50 bucks” so he could “take the fight to Nevada, South Carolina and the states on Super Tuesday.”
Sanders post-New Hampshire average campaign donation was a mere $34.
The campaign is continued to push for more donations, sending out an e-mail blast to supporters saying:
“I’ll be honest -- right now, the math looks difficult to raise another $1 million today,” wrote campaign manager Jeff Weaver, “But I think it’s important for us to try, and not just because there are 14 primaries and caucuses over the next three months.”
Prior to his New Hampshire victory, Sanders largest 24-hour fundraising record was $3M, according to aides. That jackpot came following Sanders virtual tie with Clinton in the Iowa caucuses.