For all their differences, there is none so bright and bold as the manner in which Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders have raised money for their respective campaigns.
Based on analysis of donations received since 1980, the nonpartisan organization Crowdpac found that “Sanders receives over 60% of his campaign contributions from small dollar donors giving between $1-199 compared with Clinton who receives less than 10% from that segment.”
Later this month, Clinton will hold her first New Jersey fundraiser since formally starting her campaign for the 2016 nomination.
An “Evening with Hillary” will be hosted by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife on June 29, according to her campaign website.
Prices range from $1,000 for open seating to $2,700 for priority seating.
The invitation says the campaign will disclose the location to those who purchase tickets to the event.
Clinton’s policies have moved farther left as Sanders has gained support among Democratic primary voters.
Sanders began serving in Congress two years before Bill Clinton became president, but has spent his time there on the fringes of Capitol Hill as Congress’ lone “socialist” member.
Clinton, a former first lady who was twice elected to the US Senate from New York then appointed Secretary of State by President Barack Obama, has received nearly half of her contributions in chunks of $2,500 or more, the maximum per person donation in a given election cycle.
Sanders, who went from mayor of Burlington, Vermont to the US Senate, has received a little more than 20% of his contributions from big contributors.
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