Less than 24 hours since Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, one could say the senator is already reaping what he’s sown.
Supporters are lining up to donate to the Sanders campaign, and he’s raked in over $5.2 million since the polls closed.
Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in the Granite State with over 60 percent of the vote; Clinton won only won 38 percent.
The Washington Post said that Sanders has “fundraising prowess.”
Following his victory in New Hampshire, during his victory speech, Sanders called for more people to put their money where their mouth is by asking for more funds. “Please help us raise the funds we need, whether it’s 10 bucks, 20 bucks, or 50 bucks,” he said.
According to the Post, Sanders is closing the gap on Clinton’s available campaign coffers. The former secretary of state raised $15 million in January, but Sanders bested her with $20 million. The increase in funds follows an apparent trend for Sanders. The day after the Iowa caucuses, Sanders raised over $3 million. Now, a day after the New Hampshire primaries, Sanders has topped that.
Tad Devine, a senior strategist for Sanders, explained how the funds will help the Sanders campaign. “One of the big things that separates us from past insurgent campaigns is that we’ll have the resources to enable us to compete across a broad range of states,” he said.
With the additional funds, Devine says they’ll be able to launch advertising campaigns in Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma, as well as expand advertising efforts in Massachusetts.
All in all, according to the Post, Clinton still has the upper hand in raising funds. That may not matter much, of course, if Sanders keeps winning primaries.