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Bernie Sanders Makes $1.8M Selling Merch featuring Inauguration Mittens

The country may have snickered over the big wool mittens Bernie Sanders wore to last week’s inauguration, but it’s Sanders who’s having the last laugh. The Vermont senator has been selling merchandise featuring the iconic photo of him bundled up for the inauguration — and clearly it’s been going well. So far, Sanders has brought in $1.8 million, he says. And all of it is going to Vermont charities, he adds. “Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over the last week, and we’re glad we can use my Internet fame to help Vermonters in need,” Sanders says.

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