Pete Buttigieg triples fundraising haul in last quarter, rakes in nearly $25M - 4 minutes read

Pete Buttigieg triples fundraising haul in last quarter, rakes in nearly $25M

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg hauled in a whopping $24.8 million in fundraising from nearly 300,000 donors the past three months, his campaign announced on Monday.

That’s a massive figure for a White House hopeful who was largely unknown just four months ago. And it’s more confirmation – along with polls – that South Bend, Indiana mayor has gone from a long-shot to top-tier contender for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“This fundraising report shows that Pete’s message is resonating with Americans, and it’s proof that we are building an organization that can compete,” Buttigieg campaign manager Mike Schmuhl wrote in an email to supporters early Monday morning.

Buttigieg was the first candidate to announce campaign cash figures for the second quarter of fundraising in 2019, which came to a close hours earlier, at the end of June.

The campaign received contributions during the second quarter from 294,000 donors, and had $22.6 million cash on hand as of Sunday night, according to national press secretary Chris Meagher.

He added that the campaign had more than 230,000 new donors during the quarter, bringing the total number of contributors to more than 400,000. And touting their small-dollar grassroots fundraising, Meagher highlighted that the average contribution for the second quarter was $47.42 and that donations came in from all 50 states and seven territories.

The topline figure of $24.8 million is more than three times the $7 million Buttigieg hauled in during the first three months of year. And while the 37-year-old mayor’s grassroots appeal is evident in his small-dollar donations, the candidate also aggressively courted top-dollar donors the past two months, holding fundraising events in recent weeks in New York City, Washington, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Boston.

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somebody better tell Mayor Pete that I discussed his campaign with a couple of my latina co-workers last night. Especially the part where these two guys would like to start a family....while in our White House. This was right after I mentioned abortion to the moment of birth that they (the taxpayers) will pay for. Oh, and open borders to everyone and free healthcare for all of them. I’d love to tell you what they replied to me, but I can’t because they were talking so fast in Spanish that I couldn’t understand. One of my friends said they were swearing! I’d also love to tell you once they were done with that, when they replied in English. But if I used those words here, I would be banned.:)

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