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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:17 PM

While Mega-Donors Average $1,950,000... Average Sanders Donation Still Just $27

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/08/while-mega-donors-average-1950000-average-sanders-donation-still-just-27

Billionaires are dominating 2016 spending, but Bernie supporters are proving that small donors can fuel national campaign


As comedian Larry David reminded Saturday Night Live viewers over the weekend, many people by now know how proud the Bernie Sanders campaign is for having built its entire campaign through a record-breaking 3.5 million individual donations, mostly from small donors averaging gifts of about $27, while refusing the support of super PAC contributions.

Meanwhile, according to a new independent analysis of campaign finance data published Monday by Politico, the 100 biggest spenders during this campaign season—many of them individual billionaires—have donated a combined $195 million to super PACs supporting the other presidential candidates.

The math is easy, but compared to the average donation celebrated by Sanders, the contrast is stark: $27 vs. $1,950,000.
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With Sanders as the only candidate to opt out of the super PAC system for 2016, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and the numerous candidates in the Republican field have reaped the financial rewards of these mega-donors.

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HIllary, playing the republican game.

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