South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced that his 2020 presidential campaign has raised over $7 million.
This is just a preliminary analysis, but our team’s initial report shows we raised over $7 million dollars in Q1 of this year. We (you) are out-performing expectations at every turn. I'll have a more complete analysis later, but until then: a big thank you to all our supporters. pic.twitter.com/rDmTEiTfCs
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 1, 2019
The first quarter of 2019 ended yesterday and campaigns are releasing how much they raised over these past three months.
Buttigieg is the first candidate to announce his first quarter fundraising total, but the number puts him in the field based on what we know about the other candidates’ fundraising so far.
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has much more name-recognition and has consistently come in second place in polls behind Joe Biden, has raised at least $10 million so far.
Former Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign earlier this month, and Senator Kamala Harris raised $1.5 million in the first day of her campaign.