Preliminary figures on campaign fund-raising indicate that:
- Hillary Clinton has so far raised more money than any other candidate of their party.
- Bernie Sanders has so far raised more money than any Republican candidate.
- Ben Carson has so far raised more money than any other Republican candidate.
- Ted Cruz has so far raised more money than Jeb Bush.
Now these figures are incomplete because the candidates have until October 15 to report the totals. When they do, the Republican candidates’ totals may well exceed the Democrats’ totals. The figures also omit supposedly independent Political Action Committees.
Still, I think it is significant that Bernie Sanders and Ben Carson have been able to raise so much from small donations. Sanders and Carson (whom I do not support) show that a middle-class person can run for President without having to beg for money from the super-rich.
Bernie Sanders is raising more money than every Republican candidate by Rick Newman for Yahoo News. Source of the chart. (Hat tip to naked capitalism)
Bernie Sanders Is Awash In Cash From Individual Donors by Emily Atkin for ThinkProgress.
Ben Carson raising millions to become fund-raising juggernaut by CBS News / Associated Press.
The GOP Establishment’s Sneaky Ben Carson Fundraising Ploy by Russ Choma for Mother Jones. An indication of Dr. Ben Carson’s grass-roots appeal.