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.
Thank you to the over 400,000 of you who have invested in this campaign, and who helped us raise over $24,800,000 this quarter alone. You inspire us every step of the way, and we're just getting started. Text SHOWUP to 25859 to keep the momentum going! pic.twitter.com/g1SIlgt4Eo
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 1, 2019
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 1, 2019
.@PeteButtigieg will be in the top three in the most cash on hand for presidential campaigns, including the incumbent President.
His average donation is $47.
This reminds me of my old boss’s Barack Obama’s June 2007 fundraising numbers.
This man is for real.
— Christopher Hale (@chrisjollyhale) July 1, 2019
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.
BREAKING: Tonight, we are officially endorsing Mayor @PeteButtigieg’s campaign for President of the United States. Mayor Pete has the experience, record of service, and vision that is required to not only lead this nation – but also to defeat Donald Trump at the ballot box. https://t.co/Dmu2qpHVmT
— LGBTQ Victory Fund (@VictoryFund) June 28, 2019
I'm honored to have your support. My candidacy is possible only because of the hard work and sacrifice of LGBTQ activists who stood up for change 50 years ago today, and the leaders who continue that fight for equality at organizations like @VictoryFund. #Stonewall50 https://t.co/rXivvf0Alh
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) June 29, 2019