Pete Buttigieg Says He Raised Nearly $25 Million in Fourth Quarter

(Bloomberg) — Pete Buttigieg’s marketing campaign mentioned the presidential candidate raised greater than $24.7 million within the fourth quarter, giving the South Bend, Indiana mayor one of many largest struggle chests amongst these preventing for the Democratic nomination.

Buttigieg’s cash got here from 326,000 donors who gave a mean of $33, the marketing campaign mentioned in a press release on Wednesday. His was the primary marketing campaign to launch fourth-quarter fundraising totals.

Counting on a mixture of in-person fundraisers and grassroots contributors, Buttigieg took in additional than $76 million in 2019. He raised $19.2 million within the third quarter.

“These figures are much more astounding contemplating that Pete began this race much less then a yr in the past as an unknown candidate, with only a few staffers and nil {dollars} within the financial institution,” marketing campaign supervisor Mike Schmuhl mentioned in a memo.

The marketing campaign mentioned its monetary haul allowed it to extend its employees nationwide to 500 individuals. It’s opened 65 discipline places of work in early caucus and first states, together with 35 in Iowa, the place Buttigieg is narrowly main in polls, based on a mean compiled by RealClearPolitics. He additionally has 100 organizers within the state.

The presidential campaigns are on account of file detailed, year-end reviews with the Federal Election Fee on Jan. 31. However they usually launch fund-raising totals early to sign the energy of their assist. Buttigieg has been the primary candidate to launch his numbers in every quarter.

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