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Sanders Donations Cut in Half Following Biden’s Entry into the 2020 Presidential Race

“I’m about to ask you to make a contribution, and I hope that it is clear why. But first, I want to be up front with you that our average contribution…”

By NTK Staff | 05.06.2019 @11:30am
Sanders Donations Cut in Half Following Biden’s Entry into the 2020 Presidential Race


Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign sounded the alarm in a fundraising email to supporters, asking them to “dig a little deeper” after the campaign saw a “huge drop in donations since former Vice President Joe Biden entered the race,” according to the Washington Examiner.

The lengthy email, which came from Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir, claimed that “the average donation to the Vermont senator’s operation has been cut in half.”

“I’m about to ask you to make a contribution, and I hope that it is clear why. But first, I want to be up front with you that our average contribution — which used to be $27 — has been almost half that in the last couple weeks. It’s OK for now, but we would really like to see if you can dig a little deeper if you’re able to,” Shakir wrote.

The Washington Examiner reported:

“The email seeks a donation of $3, though it also includes amounts of $27-$1,000 on the donor page.”

“Since Biden entered the race, the media focus and even Trump have turned to the former vice president and away form Sanders. Many analysts and pundits have suggested that Biden would be a better pick for the Democrats to beat Trump.”

“We’re not going to be afraid to call out parts of the establishment that think what we’re doing is too radical. We know that Donald Trump is not just an aberration — he is a logical conclusion of a corrupt political system that has left so many people so far behind,” Shakir wrote. “If all we do in this moment is try to turn back the clock to a pre-Donald Trump time in Washington, D.C., we will have failed. That is simply not good enough. And we will make clear both during this campaign, and after we win during the fight to implement our agenda, that it is time for a new way of thinking.”

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