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Thinking small: Why Bernie Sanders and other 2020 candidates seek low-dollar campaign contributions

PolitiFact Monday, 15 July 2019
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders likes to talk up grassroots support of his presidential campaign, and one of his favorite metrics is individual donations.  "I feel very good with the fact that we have now received some 2 million individual contributions — which I think is an all-time world's record — up to this point, averaging all of $19 apiece," Sanders said in a recent interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.  The independent from Vermont and his campaign have repeatedly made this specific boast. Could we fact-check that? Not under today’s campaign finance rules. "This is completely unverifiable, since the contributions from ... >>More
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