Sanders leading the field in individual donors

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New analysis published by the New York Times shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Democratic rivals for individual donors.

Sanders is believed to have 746,000 individual donors, nearly double that of his nearest rival, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has received donations from 421,000 individuals.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a close third, with 390,000 individual donors. Rivals Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke all have less than 300,000 individual donors.

Sanders’ small-donor strategy is paying off, with the Vermont Senator outraising all of his opponents. His campaign has so far raised $36 million. Buttigieg, who is still polling in single digits nationally, has raised $32 million.

Senators Warren and Harris have each raised roughly $25 million to date, with Former Vice President Joe Biden playing catch-up with just $22 million raised.

The New York Times estimate that Sanders has raised an average of $46 from each individual donor.