In what clearly will cause grave concern among Hillary Clinton financial backers, Bernie Sanders raised as much money as Hillary among hundreds of thousands of small donors as he did among a relatively few large donors.
As report in the Boston Globe:
The Vermont senator’s campaign says he has raised about $26 million for his presidential campaign in the past three months. Coming mostly from small donations given online, the sum underscores the draw of his insurgent campaign among the grassroots of the Democratic Party.
Clinton’s campaign, in its own announcement Wednesday, said she had taken in $28 million. Most of it came from fundraisers hosted by big donors across the country. Many took place in the traditionally Democratic treasure chests of Manhattan and Hollywood. She raised at least $19 million from about 60 events where admission typically cost $2,700, the biggest donation allowed by law.
This is a shocking announcement. Obviously, as President Obama proved to Hillary, you are way better off with millions of people giving millions of dollars, than a few wealthy donors giving millions of dollars. It’s all about the excitement and commitment of your base that wins elections.