Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally on March 13, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.
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April 1, 2016 10:54 AM EDT

Bernie Sanders just broke his monthly fundraising record, raking in more than $44 million in donations in March.

According to a press release from the campaign, the new March total breaks Sanders’ previous record total in February, which was $43.5 million. The Vermont Senator’s total for the first quarter of 2016 is now $109 million. His campaign has received 6.5 million contributions from 2 million donors.

Sanders out-raised rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in both January and February. She has not yet made her March fundraising totals public.

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