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Fri May 20, 2016, 07:48 PM May 2016

Sanders outraised Clinton in April after all

Hillary Clinton entered this month with a healthy $30 million in the bank, but her campaign did not take in more money than Bernie Sanders' in April, contradicting earlier assessments and calling into question suggestions that her fundraising had overtaken his small-dollar fundraising juggernaut.

Clinton’s main campaign committee directly received $25.1 million last month, compared with $26.9 million raised by Sanders’ campaign, according to reports filed Friday afternoon with the Federal Election Commission.

Sanders’ actual tally is slightly more than his campaign indicated earlier this month, when it put out a news release boasting of raising $25.8 million. A Sanders campaign source said the discrepancy resulted from the challenges of tallying huge numbers of small donations.

Meanwhile, Clinton’s tally is slightly less than the $26.4 million that her campaign touted earlier this month. The discrepancy in her fundraising figures arises from the accounting techniques of a joint committee called the Hillary Victory Fund that her campaign formed with the Democratic National Committee and 32 state parties. In addition to the $4 million transferred by the Hillary Victory Fund to Clinton’s campaign committee, Clinton’s aides counted toward its April tally $1.8 million in expenses paid out by the fund for the Clinton campaign’s share of joint fundraising costs.


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Sanders outraised Clinton in April after all (Original Post) insta8er May 2016 OP
shooting for 50 m. for May! nt grasswire May 2016 #1
Amen! insta8er May 2016 #2
K&R. think May 2016 #3
he still has about $28 million in fradulent and questionable donations bigtree May 2016 #4
It's the donors not the campaign who aren't aware of the rules. You seem to have no problem vintx May 2016 #5


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4. he still has about $28 million in fradulent and questionable donations
Sun May 22, 2016, 01:04 PM
May 2016

... he'll need to return, according the FEC.

We'll see if the Sanders campaign's pattern of questionable and fraudulent campaign financing continues.



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5. It's the donors not the campaign who aren't aware of the rules. You seem to have no problem
Sun May 22, 2016, 01:14 PM
May 2016

with a system that is set up for large bundlers rather than grassroots campaigns. Obama had this same problem with lots of small donations.

The republicans started sneering at their own voters for being clueless and look where it got that party. Based on a lot of posts here, on Nancy's attitude, on DWS's comments, etc. - looks like the dems aren't willing to learn from history, so we shall all be forced to repeat it.

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