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Clinton Out-Raises Sanders in April

According to the latest details regarding donation counts, Hillary Clinton raised more than Bernie Sanders in April.

The Hill reports:

Clinton’s campaign announced on Monday that it took in $26.4 million in fundraising for April.

That’s a little more than Sander’s campaign raised last month. Sanders announced on Sunday that his presidential campaign raised nearly $26 million in April.

Clinton’s camp also hauled in more than $9.5 million for the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties through the Hillary Victory Fund.

“Thanks to 1.2 million people across the country we have the resources we need to continue to run a winning primary campaign while preparing for the general election,” campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement.
“Hillary Clinton has always made it a priority to help Democrats up and down the ballot which is why we are proud to be helping to fund the coordinated campaign that will make up the heart of Democratic organizing efforts for local, state and federal candidates this fall.”

Clinton’s campaign said that money raised by the Hillary Victory Fund will register voters, recruit volunteers and organize Democratic turnout at the polls. The Hillary Victory Fund is conducting a coordinated effort with the DNC and state Democratic parties aimed at electing progressives nationwide.

But Sanders has been critical of the Clinton’s joint fundraising efforts with the DNC, accusing the two parties of effectively colluding to tilt the scales toward Clinton — charges that both the DNC and the Clinton camp have vehemently denied.

Sanders has been raising more money than Clinton, but she has the momentum now to win the Democratic nomination.
Clinton has led throughout the contest, but victories in New York and four other East Coast primaries last month have solidified her position and made it almost impossible for Sanders to beat her.

“I’m very proud of the fact that we have raised in the last month, we had a phenomenally good month,” Sanders said in a news conference. “We’ve raised over $25 million, despite the fact that nearly 80 percent of the primaries and caucuses are behind us.”

Sanders’s haul last month marks a drop from monthly totals earlier this year, with his campaign taking in $46 million in March and $43 million in February. His campaign on Sunday that April’s haul still surpassed its average monthly total of $17 million overall, however.

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