Sanders Outraises Clinton Again

Outside groups bring in massive hauls.

Karyn Bruggeman
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Karyn Bruggeman
March 21, 2016, 9:09 a.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “raised $43.5 mil­lion in Feb­ru­ary and ended the month with $17.2 mil­lion cash on hand” while former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) raised $30 mil­lion in con­tri­bu­tions in Feb­ru­ary” and “ended the month with $31 mil­lion” on hand. (Politico)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) raised $3.4 mil­lion and re­por­ted $1.3 mil­lion on hand at the end of the month. (Politico)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised $12 mil­lion and ended the month with $8 mil­lion. (Politico)

Real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump (R) “put $6.9 mil­lion more of his per­son­al money in­to his pres­id­en­tial cam­paign in Feb­ru­ary,” bring­ing the amount “lent or giv­en his cam­paign nearly $25 mil­lion.” He’s also raised an ad­di­tion­al “$9.5 mil­lion, in­clud­ing $2 mil­lion in Feb­ru­ary.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

OUT­SIDE GROUPS. The pro-Clin­ton Pri­or­it­ies USA Ac­tion “had $44.5 mil­lion in the bank at the be­gin­ning of March and an ad­di­tion­al $49 mil­lion in com­mit­ments.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

The anti-Trump Our Prin­ciples PAC raised $4.7 mil­lion in Feb­ru­ary. (Wall Street Journ­al)

“The six ma­jor out­side groups” back­ing Cruz “to­geth­er raised $7.9 mil­lion and spent $11.5 mil­lion, end­ing the month with $20 mil­lion cash on hand.” (Politico)

The pro- Ru­bio Con­ser­vat­ive Solu­tions PAC “raised a whop­ping $25 mil­lion last month as the Re­pub­lic­an es­tab­lish­ment ral­lied around the Flor­ida sen­at­or in the hopes of stop­ping … Trump. … The PAC … raised some of its biggest checks from ma­jor donors who had pre­vi­ously sup­por­ted oth­er can­did­ates who dropped out.” (Politico)

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