The Texan owned bragging rights for his first-day haul, collecting far more than most other Democrats seeking the White House in his first 24 hours in the race.
Greenwald tweeted several defenses of Sanders' Fox News plans, particularly lauding his campaign's attempt to "maximize, rather than minimize, the number of Americans who hear him.only American media liberals think this is an odd thing for someone to want to do".
Other candidates in the race have yet to announce their fundraising numbers.
Such a sum ensures Buttigieg can finance a legitimate campaign operation for months as long as he's not a profligate spender.
O'Rourke raised $9.4 million in just 18 days, giving him the best per-day average of any candidate.
It's not surprising Buttigieg announced his fundraising totals first.
It's a new day in Democratic politics, with small donors carrying the day. O'Rourke's campaign did not reveal how many individuals donors contributed to it or how much cash he has on hand, even though O'Rourke launched his presidential bid by telling reports in Iowa that he plans to "run the largest grassroots campaign this country has ever seen". That total came from 158,550 donors, with an average contribution of $36.35. That means O'Rourke's fundraising slowed considerably after raising $6 million in the campaign's first 24 hours, but donations did spike in the last weekend of the quarter.
O'Rourke's campaign said it relied heavily on small donors and that 98 percent of contributions were below $200.
Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont raised $18.2 million from 525,000 donors, and Sen.
This shift largely reflects politicians reacting to a progressive base that looks with suspicion and distrust on big-money donors. She has just $1.3 million to transfer to her presidential campaign.
Harris isn't eschewing high-dollar fundraisers. Bernie Sanders raised almost twice as much in the first quarter of 2019, and he did it at a faster clip. (The Trump campaign had raised about $28 million from individual contributions.) Two additional political action committees that function as joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, Trump Victory and Trump Make America Great Again Committee, had raised an additional $100 million.
Gordon Giffin, a former Canadian ambassador under former President Bill Clinton, recently hosted a fundraiser for Klobuchar in his metro Atlanta home.
Sharpton remains one of the most prominent African American activists in the Democratic Party and several of the contenders at speaking at his conference this week in NY.