Bernie Sanders has outraised Hillary Clinton to various degrees every month of 2016 so far.
Up until April, that is:
Hillary Clinton outraised Bernie Sanders in the month of April, according to fundraising figures reported Monday by the Democratic front-runner's campaign.
Clinton's campaign took in a total of $36 million in April, of which $9.5 million went to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising operation between the campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and state parties. Of that total, $26.4 million of the $36 million went to the Clinton campaign itself, which enters May with $30 million on hand.
By comparison, Sanders' team on Sunday reported raising $25.8 million in April, a steep drop from its $44 million total in March.Below the headline (another 2016 turning point), a couple of key points to take note of:
Clinton managed to raise more than Sanders without even counting the nearly $10 million that will go to help elect Democrats across the country. (Thanks for the assist, George Clooney!)
But as of now, Bernie still has a "we'll see" attitude regarding his duty to help the Democratic Party as a whole and hasn't lifted a finger as of yet. Instead, he's been too busy railing about a contested convention that will never happen.
Clinton's $30 million cash on hand is perhaps the most important number of all, though.
Once again we are seeing that her campaign team seems to know exactly when and where every single dollar will have the most effect, and spends (or unspends) accordingly. As a result, they are incredibly firm-footed financially until the convention.
Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign has been spending like rich drunken CEOs in Las Vegas on TV ads and outrageous consulting firm fees (both to little effect, it seems) before laying off hundreds of staffers. So while we don't know for sure how much cash on hand they have...it probably isn't looking too good right now.