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Saturday, October 05, 2019 1:00 am

Politics

Sanders, Warren top fundraisers

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Third quarter fundraising numbers don't need to be reported to the Federal Election Commission until Oct. 15 and not all candidates have released theirs. But most have, including all of the top tier contenders.

Sanders leads the field, so far, pulling in $25.3 million, with Warren's $24.6 million close behind. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, came in third with $19.1 million.

From there, the drop off is steep.

Former Vice President Joe Biden pulled in $15.2 million, while Harris raised $11.6 million. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker raised about $6 million. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock brought in $2.3 million while Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet pulled in $2.1 million.

Sanders' ailment was heart attack

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital.

The 78-year-old was at a campaign event Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a heart attack. The senator was transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, where doctors inserted two stents to open up a blocked artery in his heart, according to a statement from the Las Vegas doctors.