PALO ALTO, CA – Upon hearing a call to action at a recent Bernie Sanders Rally, local web developer and Mr. Moneybags Chris Corrigan logged into ActBlue.com and donated $28 to Bernie Sander’s 2020 presidential campaign.
“I hear that the average donation is $27, but I just got paid and have a little extra cash burning a hole in my wallet,” said the Fat Cat told BeetPress. “I thought, why not give a little extra?”
Upon hearing the news of the transaction, Sanders’ Fundraising Director Robin Curran called campaign co-chair Jess Mazour and asked her to organize a conference call between Sanders and the rest of his key staff.
“I’ve been sitting in front of the admin screen of ActBlue watching $27, $27, $27, and all of a sudden, out of the blue, bam, $28. I was like, alright, Daddy Warbucks is feeling the Bern!” Curran announced to a volley of whoops and cheers. “If we’re pulling in supporters with that kind of cash, the fundraising possibilities are endless!”
Sanders supporters have had mixed reactions to the news, with Sarah Weatherby, a waitress from San Jose, saying “I gave $27 when he announced his candidacy, as did most of my friends. Now we have some Mark Zuckerberg throwing in $28 all willy-nilly. This is supposed a campaign funded by the people, not by bloated plutocrats.”
As of press time, the jet-set Corrigan was reportedly donating $48 to the Beto O’Rourke campaign.