WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders began this month with less than $6 million in available campaign cash, new finance reports show.
The Vermont senator is making his last stand in the Democratic presidential contest, as Hillary Clinton closes in on clinching the necessary number of pledged delegates and superdelegates to secure her party’s nomination.
Clinton began May with about $30 million.
The new report, covering the month of April, shows Sanders continued to spend heavily, lodging almost $39 million in expenses. Clinton, meanwhile, spent about $24 million in April, her report shows. The two candidates brought in about the same amount, with Clinton at $25 million and Sanders at $27 million.
Sanders has significantly thinned his campaign operation in recent weeks, reducing his staff from about 1,000 to fewer than 400 employees.