[Updated!] #BernieSanders News Roundup for the week ending 1/31/16 | Blog#42

Here is my news roundup for the week ending January 31st, 2016.

Bernie Sanders announces huge January fundraising haul


January 31, 2016

Bernie Sanders’ campaign said Sunday that the Vermont senator brought in more than $20 million in January in donations to his 2016 presidential campaign.

The campaign said that the money was made up almost entirely of online contributions, which averaged $27 apiece. There were more than 770,000 individual contributions, bringing the total number of individual donations for his campaign to 3.25 million.

“The numbers we’ve seen since Jan. 1 put our campaign on pace to beat Secretary Clinton’s goal of $50 million in the first quarter of 2016,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. “Working Americans chipping in a few dollars each month are not only challenging but beating the greatest fundraising machine ever assembled.”

Read the rest at CBSNews.com


Clinton Iowa Volunteers Train When To Push Backers To O’Malley — To Block Bernie

“Sad and telling,” says Sanders campaign. There’s an app for that.

Jan. 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president is instructing its Iowa caucus leaders to — in certain cases — throw support to former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, with the goal blocking her main opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, from securing additional delegates.

The tactical move is rooted in the complex math of the Iowa caucuses Monday night, where the campaign is looking to defeat Sanders in a state whose caucus-goers have historically backed progressive challengers.

A precinct captain, Jerome Lehtola, confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the campaign has trained precinct captains to release supporters to O’Malley if the move can make him “viable” without hurting Clinton. A Clinton aide said the campaign has trained more than 4,000 volunteer precinct captains to handle a host of different scenarios, including ones where caucus-goers are released to or recruited from another camp.

“Our precinct leadership teams have worked hard to get to know as many people in their precincts as possible and they’ll use those relationships to maximize Hillary Clinton’s delegate count depending on which groups are viable on caucus night,” the aide said.

The goal, in the caucuses’ complex terms, is to cost Clinton no delegates in the state’s 1,681 caucuses while ensuring stray O’Malley supporters don’t defect to Sanders.

Read the rest of this article on BuzzFeed.com

If you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone.

Posted by Bernie Sanders on Friday, November 20, 2015

If you’re doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you’re not alone.

Posted by Bernie Sanders on Friday, November 20, 2015