Sanders surprises with debate fundraising haul

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders received tens of thousands of campaign contributions last night during the first Democratic debate.

The campaign reported that it had raised $1.3 million in the hours following the start of the debate, from more than 37,600 individual contributions. It raised $100,000 in the five minutes after the debate ended.

At the peak, the campaign said there were 10.25 contributions per second.

Clinton’s campaign has not reported any fundraising numbers for the debate.

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