Sen. Bernie Sanders has a newfound taste of wealth.
And he shows no sign of slowing down.
The records show Sanders' growing income and confirmed his status as a millionaire, largely on the strength of proceeds from book sales, including the bestselling "Where We Go From Here", published with Macmillan in 2018.
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Early fundraising prowess can signal the strength of a candidate's campaign. Bernie Sanders, California Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Beto O'Rourke of Texas and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg say they will soon follow suit. His unfavorable ratings are higher than most of his rivals, as many in the party still resent his attacks on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries, contending they contributed to Trump's victory in the general election.
Amy Klobuchar came in second in Florida, collecting more than $125,000 from Floridians in the first quarter, according to an analysis of newly filed fundraising reports. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have also released returns dating back to 2007. Sen.
In another surprise, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who raised $2.4 million in the first quarter, outpaced two governors in the race, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Colorado's former Gov. John Hickenlooper. "It's a huge field of not very well-known candidates".
Three candidates brought significant hauls from donors who listed their occupation as "homemaker" - Booker, Gillibrand and Gabbard. "A lot of people are not United States senators". "But it doesn't necessarily mean that somebody else won't come and pass you by", Kamarck said, noting that the number of small donations received was a useful measure of appeal across the nation. Yang has relied on the "Yang Gang", an enthusiastic group of online supporters who like his idea of giving Americans a universal basic income of a $1,000 a month. He noted the Democratic National Committee has said that they won't let the network host one of their primary debates, continuing a trend.
The Florida totals are likely higher for all the candidates, as campaigns are not required to publicly disclose donors who give less than $200. Sanders denied that he vilifies wealthy Americans, repeating his oft-cited talking point that wealthy Americans should pay their "fair share". Over $15.6 million of that is parked in his presidential campaign.
CAP's email to reporters also cited an article written in 2008 by current Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir, who worked at the think tank and was editor-in-chief at ThinkProgress before leaving for Capitol Hill, defending the site's independence. Another ancillary benefit: Sanders raises much of these small-dollar contributions online - meaning he doesn't need to spend precious campaign time holding large events (that cost time and money) to woo more well-heeled donors.