BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has received over $24 million in campaign donations so far in the third quarter of the Democratic presidential primary, according to his advisors who announced the tally on Wednesday.
Sanders' advisors told the New York Times, 76 percent of the online donations during the last quarter were from grassroots supporters who gave $200 dollars or less. This donation total is higher than what President Obama raised during the same phase of his 2007 primary campaign. Sanders does not accept money from Super PACs, which might put him at a disadvantage when it comes to campaign funding, Reuters reported.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton hasn't announced her campaign donation totals yet, but according to the New York Times, she has been campaigning harder than Sanders, having ten times more fundraising events for donors who routinely give the maximum donation amount of $2,700.
But according to an NBC-Wall Street Journal survey, Sanders is closing the gap between himself and Clinton, who has 42 percent of the democratic primary vote, compared to Sanders with 37 percent.