The Bern campaign cash down to under $6m

2016-05-21 09:15
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event in Milwaukee. (Paul Sancya, AP)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event in Milwaukee. (Paul Sancya, AP)

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Washington - Bernie Sanders began this month with less than $6m in available campaign cash, new finance reports show.

The Vermont senator is making his last stand in the Democratic presidential contest, as Hillary Clinton closes in on clinching the necessary number of pledged delegates and superdelegates to secure her party's nomination.

Clinton began May with about $30m.

The new report, covering the month of April, shows Sanders continued to spend heavily, lodging more almost $39m in expenses. Clinton, meanwhile, spent about $24m in April, her report shows. The two candidates brought in about the same amount, with Clinton at $25m and Sanders at $27m.

Sanders has significantly thinned his campaign operation in recent weeks, reducing his staff from about 1 000 to fewer than 400 employees.

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