Candidatul democrat Bernie Sanders, principalul oponent al lui Hillary Clinton pentru postul de prezidenţiabil din partea Partidului Democrat, aflat în creştere în sondaje în ultimele luni, a declarat de la bun început că nu lucrează cu super-PAC-uri (acele entităţi de colectare electorală de la mari donatori, corporaţii, mari grupuri de lobby etc.). A reuşit totuşi să atingă o sumă impresionantă pentru campanie din donaţii mici.
A record 1.3m small donations have propelled Bernie Sanders to within sight of Hillary Clinton’s once commanding fundraising lead, according to preliminary estimates of third-quarter campaign receipts.
The independent Vermont senator, who has rejected support from unlimited Super Pac donors in favour of capped contributions from individuals, received $26m during the three-month period to midnight on Wednesday.
That compared to $28m raised from similar sources by Clinton, down from the $47.5m the former of secretary of state raised in the first two-and-a-half months of her campaign, last quarter.
Clinton campaign officials put a brave face on their candidate’s haul, which matched a similar slide in opinion polling over the period, saying it came from “hundreds of thousands” of supporters. (Guardian)