Sanders Raised Staggering $46 Million In February

The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $46.5 million in February, his presidential campaign said Sunday, a huge sum that could help sustain him in a lengthy battle for the nomination. The Vermont senator, who won nominating contests in Nevada and New Hampshire last month, has vaulted to the top of the field in recent national polls.

But former vice president Joe Biden’s landslide win in South Carolina Saturday raises the potential that the race could continue on for a considerable stretch. Sanders finished a distant second in South Carolina, a disappointing showing for a candidate on the rise.

The cash infusion came from 2.2 million individual donations, including more than 350,000 people who gave to the Sanders campaign for the first time, officials said. On Saturday alone, the campaign said it raised $4.5 million.