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Buttigieg’s $24.8M Raised in Q2 is a Warning Shot to Fellow 2020 Dems

While other campaigns have not released the details of their second quarter fundraising, the South Bend mayor set the bar Monday morning.

By NTK Staff | 07.01.2019 @9:00am
Buttigieg’s $24.8M Raised in Q2 is a Warning Shot to Fellow 2020 Dems

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D-IN) presidential campaign delivered on confident rhetoric espoused by staffers in the past few weeks about his second quarter fundraising levels.

Buttigieg’s campaign sent out an email Monday morning that stated the campaign raised $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, about $6 million more than any Democrat raised in the first quarter of the year.

Last month, Buttigieg’s campaign hinted at their monster haul by claiming to raise $7 million in the month of April alone.  

His campaign has $22.6 million on hand, according to Politico, and 400,000 total donors to date.

Buttigieg’s huge haul serves as a warning shot to his fellow White House contenders. In the first quarter of 2019, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led the field with about $18 million raised.

Former Vice President Joe Biden entered the race in April and did not file a first quarter report, but comments he made at a fundraiser recently indicate he may have also eclipsed the $20-million mark.

While Buttigieg often trails candidates like Biden, Sanders, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), posting a stronger fundraising number than any of these candidates could cast some doubt on their viability and boost his profile in the Democratic donor class.

But not all of Buttigieg’s fundraising is without controversy. Last month, Buttigieg headlined a fundraiser in Oakland, California with an executive from the ridesharing company Uber. Weeks earlier, Buttigieg tweeted that he was “standing in solidarity” with Uber drivers who were striking for “livable wages, more job security, and regulated fares.”

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