Sen. Bernie Sanders thanks his supporters for helping his campaign break the record for most individual donations in a single calendar year, raising more than $34.5 million during the fourth quarter.
"As of yesterday, which was the FEC filing deadline, we have received over 5 million contributions from well over 1.2 million people all across this country," Sanders said.
He added: "You know what? That is more contributions from more people than any candidate, not just in this campaign, but any candidate in the history of American politics" [ at this point in the campaign].
"What we are proving on this campaign is that one does not need to beg the wealthy and the powerful for campaign contributions in order to win elections."