The Bernie Sanders campaign announced Thursday that the target individual campaign donation threshold for the 2020 campaign is up $1.32, from $27 in 2016 to $28.32 in 2019.
The campaign pointed to basic inflation for the suggested increase. The campaign raised tremendous levels of financing via a requested $27 donation in 2016. The $28.32 figure is consistent with the cumulative 4.9% inflation between 2016 and 2019.
“If we plan to compete, we’ll need to adjust accordingly and keep with the times,” an assistant to Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir stated. “We’ll be helping the DNC and setting up in towns all across America. You know that Bernie doesn’t don’t want to get priced out of the very best real estate, the most up to date transportation or the best agitators or foreign hackers. This is a very important election.”
The Sanders campaign hopes for the recommended requested donation to stabilize, but worries that a shift in the economy could push the requested donation past the $30 mark before the 2020 election season concludes.