Mayor Pete Announces Huge Campaign Donation Haul

Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces huge 2nd quarter campaign donations
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (image via screen cap/CNNTownHall)

The New York Times reports Mayor Pete Buttigieg received $24.8 million in campaign donations in the second quarter of 2019.

According to the Times, that figure is triple Mayor Pete’s 1st quarter reporting, and will be one of the largest disclosed by the current Democratic presidential contenders.

The Buttigieg campaign reports more than 294,000 donors contributed to the haul. Since Buttigieg announced his candidacy, the average donation has been $47.42, says Team Buttigieg.

Additionally, the campaign added over 230,000 new donors in the quarter, bringing his donor base to more than 400,000.

The strong fund-raising results will allow Mayor Pete to continue building a campaign operation that can compete with other, better-known candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Campaign press secretary Chris Meagher told CNN that Mayor Pete heads into the 3rd quarter of 2019 with $22.6 million in cash.

All of the candidates are required to report their fund-raising numbers to the Federal Election Commission by July 15.

In related news, LGBTQ Victory Fund – a political action committee that works to elect LGBTQ politicians to office – endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg this weekend. The nod is the first presidential endorsement in the organization’s history.

(h/t New York Times)

1 thought on “Mayor Pete Announces Huge Campaign Donation Haul”

  1. Mayor Pete couldn’t run a popcorn stand, much less the country, but he’s one of the top candidates because the others are so bad. Did you see those debates? Real life SNL skit.

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