It looks like he is shoring a very impressive, ironclad grassroots support among a wide swathe of the US proletariat. I hope, whatever happens, they will not stay silent anymore, and someone picks up the torch from Bernie eventually.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... lion-third
Fueled by Teachers and Average Donation of $18, Sanders Raised Record $25.3 Million in Third Quarter
The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that it raised $25.3 million from 1.4 million individual donations in the third quarter of 2019, the largest fundraising quarter of any 2020 Democratic White House contender thus far.
"The billionaire class should be very, very nervous," Sanders tweeted. "The working people of this country are ready for a political revolution."
The Sanders campaign said the average third-quarter donation was just $18, "teacher" was the most common profession of donors, and Starbucks, Amazon, and Walmart were the most common employers of donors.
Sanders's third-quarter fundraising boom was "fueled by a September haul that set a Bernie 2020 record for total amount raised and number of individual contributions in a single month," the campaign said in a press release.
"The final day of the third quarter was the second biggest fundraising day of the campaign," said the campaign. More than 99.9 percent of Sanders's donors since the start of the campaign in February can give again.