In the hours following the announcement that he would win the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders saw a huge fundraising haul.
The Vermont senator's campaign raised approximately $2.6 million Tuesday night between the time that the polls closed and 12:30 a.m, according to Politico.
Sanders, who encouraged supporters to continue financially supporting his campaign during his victory speech, had so many people trying to donate to his campaign that their donation platform, ActBlue, nearly crashed.
Huge night! Contributions are processing, receipts are a little delayed. Keep the donations coming!!— ActBlue (@ActBlue)1455077383.0
During his speech, Sanders said, "I'm not going to New York City to host a fundraiser on Wall Street. Instead I'm going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America. My request is please go to BernieSanders.com and contribute."
"So there it is, that's our fundraiser," he added. "Pretty quick."
Sanders, thanks to his grassroots support, has seen massive fundraising over the course of his campaign. Just last week, following his narrow loss in Iowa, he raised $3 million in just 24 hours. And in January, his campaign outpaced the fundraising of Hillary Clinton for the first time during the 2016 election cycle.
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