Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders received his two-millionth individual campaign contribution on Wednesday night.
At around 8:10pm ET on Wednesday night, the campaign reported that it had received a total of more than 2 million individual contributions to the campaign.
The campaign had set the goal for 2 million contributions for midnight on Wednesday night.
We are counting on each and every one of you to pass this historic deadline of 2 million contributions tonight. https://t.co/S9wySpm67c
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 17, 2015
“With just two weeks before the final FEC fundraising deadline of the year, we’ve set a goal that will shock the political elite and billionaire class of this country: reaching our two millionth individual contribution by tonight at midnight,” read a message on one of the campaign’s fundraising pages.
Bernie 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver said that no other presidential challenger has reached such a milestone at this point in the race.
“Every single contribution our campaign receives is a declaration of support for our shared values and sends a powerful message that we are capable of defeating the billionaire class in this election,” Weaver said in an email to supporters.