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Mayor Pete Raised $7 Million in Q1 of 2019

"This is just a preliminary analysis, but our team’s initial report shows we raised over $7 million dollars in Q1 of this year," Buttigieg tweeted on Monday.

By NTK Staff | 04.01.2019 @9:31am
Mayor Pete Raised $7 Million in Q1 of 2019

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) announced that his 2020 presidential campaign raised more than $7 million during the first quarter of 2019.

“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,” Buttigieg tweeted on Monday.

Buttigieg’s $7 million haul is an impressive number for a candidate that started the year off with little name recognition. It’s a sign that his campaign is starting to resonate with some Democratic primary votes, something recent polling has reflected as well.

But the fundraising total is less impressive when compared to fellow Democratic presidential primary rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). Sanders’ campaign raised $5.9 million on his first day in the race, while O’Rourke’s campaign raised a staggering $6.1 million on his first day in the race. Both started off their campaigns with much better name recognition than Buttigieg, but it demonstrates the deficit the mayor will have to make up.

It’s unclear how Buttigieg’s $7 million will stack up against other Democratic rivals, but given Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) well-documented fundraising struggles and other 2020 contenders low first-day numbers, it’s probably safe to assume Buttigieg will find himself in the middle of the pack.

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