Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday said it has raised more than $1.3 million in the day following a negative ad released by super PAC, targeting Sanders by name.
Lobbying group and political action committee Majority for Israel released an ad to air in Iowa, in which Sanders is deemed unable to defeat Donald Trump in a general election, citing his heart attack last year.
On Tuesday, Sanders’ campaign put out an email to supports, warning that the Vermont Senator was being targeted by an outside spending group. A flurry of donations to the campaign followed.
Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir condemned the attack, and called on the rest of the Democratic field to do the same.
“Every single Democratic candidate running for president needs to condemn these kinds of negative attack ads run by dark money groups,” he said.
“It does not reflect the values of our party and it is not in the spirit of our issues-driven primary contest.”
The one-day haul of more than $1.3 million came from 70,000 donations, according to the campaign.