Bernie Sanders shocks the primary race, reaching a record no candidate has before. John Iadarola and Ryan Grim break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/
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"The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign said Wednesday that it met its fundraising goal of 5 million individual donations, boasting of the number as "more contributions than any campaign has received at this point in a presidential election in the history of our country."
"What we are proving on this campaign is that one does not need to beg the wealthy and the powerful for campaign contributions in order to win elections," Sanders said in an email to supporters announcing the fundraising haul.
"I am proud to say that ours is the only campaign in this Democratic primary with more donations than Donald Trump," wrote Sanders.
Nina Turner, national co-chair of the Sanders campaign, celebrated the milestone on Twitter:
"So amazing," said activist and Sanders surrogate Shaun King.
The email, sent after the Dec. 31 Federal Election Commission deadline, did not mention the total amount taken in by the campaign in the fourth quarter but suggested that the fundraising record so far put Sanders on track to be the only hope of defeating President Donald Trump."
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