The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising more money than every Republican candidate.
In the third quarter, Sanders raised $26m, bringing his campaign’s total takings so far up to $41.2m. That’s more than Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and perhaps the other Republican candidates, who are yet to disclose their finances for the quarter just gone.
Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush have until October 15 to officially report their fundraising totals.
But, judging by the numbers we already have, Sanders is raising a lot more money than his Republican rivals. For instance, Marco Rubio, who has seen a surge in the polls recently, raised just $6m in the third quarter.
The main reason behind Sanders’ large fundraising haul is that he doesn’t have a Super PAC. This means that individuals can only contribute up to $2700 to his campaign.
Jeb Bush, on the other hand, has raised more than $100m through his Super PAC from corporations, banks and other wealthy donors.
More than 650,000 individuals have made contributions to Sanders’ campaign, more than anyone else in the race, Republican or Democrat.