Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Rakes in $24.7 Million in Fourth Quarter

KNOXVILLE, IOWA - DECEMBER 29: Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event in the The Skate Pit on December 29, 2019 in Knoxville, Iowa. The 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses will take place on February 3, 2020, making it the first nominating contest for …
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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.


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