Pete Buttigieg, the 37 year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana and the first prominent gay candidate to run for the presidency, raised over $76 million in 2019, $24.7 million of that haul came in the final quarter.
According to Politico: “The little-known Indiana mayor who became a fundraising juggernaut, brought in more than $76 million in 2019 — an astounding total for a candidate who started the year with no national profile and a 24,000-person email list. In 2019, Buttigieg pulled in 2 million donations from 733,000 individuals. Buttigieg’s fourth quarter haul, disclosed Wednesday morning, will power the Buttigieg campaign this winter, as the Democratic presidential primary hardens around the top four contenders, along with former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Buttigieg, who still hovers in the single digits in national polls, has led the field in Iowa and New Hampshire polling in recent weeks, and his fundraising totals will give him the resources he needs to potentially stand out in Iowa next month. Buttigieg is the first of the leading Democratic presidential candidate to release his fundraising totals for the final three months of the year.”
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