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More than half of Kirsten Gillibrand's donors are women. She's the only 2020 contender who can say that.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has one big fundraising feat to claim.

Her haul is far from the biggest among Democrats after the first fundraising cycle of the 2020 election — that honor goes to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with $20,724,537 raised, the Center for Responsive Politics notes. But there's one thing Gillibrand has going for her that no other candidate does: More than half of her donors are women.

It's important to note that only donations over $200 are totaled in the Center for Responsive Politics' demographic breakdown. Still, it puts her at a stark contrast to Sanders, who only saw one-third of his individual donations come from women. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) came the closest to matching Gillibrand's record, with 49.3 percent of her donations coming from women.

Most of the Democratic men running in 2020 had gender donation records nearly as disproportionate as Sanders'. But President Trump approached equality, with records showing that 45.4 percent of his donors have been women.