Sanders Aims for Big Fund-Raising Haul in March

NEW YORK (AP) -
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign stop Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his campaign has raised more than $39.7 million in March and is aiming to surpass $43.5 million for the month.

Sanders and Hillary Clinton are facing monthly fund-raising deadlines Thursday in their primary contest. Sanders raised more money than Clinton in February but the former secretary of state has maintained an advantage in cash on hand.

The fund-raising is important as the Democrats prepare for next week’s Wisconsin primary and New York’s primary on April 19.

Clinton is campaigning in the suburbs of New York City on Thursday while Sanders holds events in Pittsburgh and New York City.