U.S. senator from Vermont
What most distinguishes Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from other presidential candidates is the fact that he’s a self-identified democratic socialist and represents his state as an independent, not a Republican or Democrat (though he caucuses with the Democrats). Sanders has concerned himself with middle class issues, the growing wage disparity and promoting renewable energy sources. Before winning his Senate seat in 2006, Sanders served in the House of Representatives for 16 years, making him the longest-serving independent member of Congress in history.

Fundraising Totals

Fundraising Totals

Fundraising Details

  Campaign Committee Outside Groups Combined
Total Raised $228,164,501 $934,993 $229,099,494
Total Spent $222,709,340 $1,239,200 $223,948,540
Cash on Hand $5,473,008 -$304,207 $5,168,801
Debts $449,409 - -
Date of Report December 31, 2016 November 27, 2017 -

Source of Funds

Small Individual Contributions (< $200): 57.70%
Large Contributions: 41.62%
Other: 0.68%
Candidate self-financing: 0.00%
Federal Funds: 0.00%
Small Individual Contributions (< $200) $134,669,942 57.70%
Large Contributions $97,145,068 41.62%
Other $1,576,978 0.68%
Candidate self-financing $0 0.00%
Federal Funds $0 0.00%

Personal Finances

Total Spent by All Outside Organizations Targeting Bernie Sanders

Total Spent Total For Total Against
$6,494,875 $5,635,476 $859,399

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Campaign & Single-Candidate Groups Targeting Bernie Sanders

Organization Pro/Against Type Total Raised
Bernie 2016 Pro-Sanders Campaign $228,164,501
Progressive Kick Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $476,437
Feel Bern Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $393,984
Progressive Voters of America Pro-Sanders Leadership PAC $23,671
New York Capital Region for BERNIE Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $9,799
Las Cruces for Bernie Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $9,497
Collective Actions PAC Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $8,795
Progress [email protected] Pro-Sanders PAC $6,998
Buffalo for Bernie Sanders Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $3,089
ProgressGJ Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $1,311
Northeast Musicians for Social Democracy Pro-Sanders PAC $1,211
Lorain County Forward Pro-Sanders SuperPAC $202

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2016 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 11/27/17.

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