Friday, September 18, 2015

Sanders Sees Burst Of Fundraising After Opposition Research Against Him Surfaces

By John Wagner, Sep 17, 2015 Washington Post

The presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders said Thursday that it had raised more than $1.2 million online in 48 hours after research surfaced from a super PAC backing Hillary Rodham Clinton that linked the Vermont senator to the “extreme” views of Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the United Kingdom's Labour Party.

The publication of the research by Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton group, prompted a fundraising solicitation Tuesday by Sanders that said he had been “pretty viciously” attacked and asked supporters for $3 contributions to “send a powerful message that we had have had ENOUGH of the billionaire class buying elections.”

The burst of money Sanders received online was unprecedented, according to a statement Thursday by Erin Hill, executive director of ActBlue, an online fundraising service used by Sanders and scores of Democrats.

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