South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign announced Wednesday that it raised over $24.7 million in the fourth quarter.
Buttigieg campaign press secretary Chris Meagher said it garnered over 2 million contributions from over 733,000 individual donors in 2019. Most donations to Pete for America totaled less than $200, while the average contribution was $38. The 37-year-old White House contender took in $19.1 million during the previous quarter and over $76 million this year.
“[I]t’s clear the American people are responding to Pete’s message of rallying our country together around bold solutions that will build the coalition we need to beat Trump and usher in a new era the day after Trump leaves office,” Meagher said.
“These figures are even more astounding considering that Pete started this race less then a year ago as an unknown candidate, with just a few staffers and zero dollars in the bank. But what we did have was a shared vision of bringing a new kind of politics to Washington and changing the trajectory of our country,” he added.
The Buttigieg campaign is outpacing the fundraising of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), according to recent reports. A campaign memo revealed last week said that Warren only raised $17 million with just a few days left in the year — a sharp drop from her Q3 haul of $24.6 million. Warren targeted Buttigieg in the most recent Democratic presidential debate, attacking the mayor for glitzy “wine cave” fundraisers with high-dollar donors.
In addition to Buttigieg, technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang announced it his campaign raised over $4 million in the final week of December.
On Tuesday, Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) campaign manager said the candidate will post his “best fundraising quarter” of his White House campaign in the fourth quarter, which would top $6 million he raised in the last quarter.