Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg has raised more than $ 7 million since launching his presidential exploratory committee in January.
The South Bend, Indiana mayor appeared to be the first Democratic White House hopefully on Monday to reveal his or her fundraising figures from the January through March The first quarter of fundraising since the kickoff of the 2020 presidential race.
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the next few days. That's okay, "Buttigieg customs supporters in an email and on social media. “This has always been an underdog project. But with a first fundraising report like this, we certainly cannot be ignored. ”
The fundraising haul is the latest evidence that Buttigieg, who was considered a long shot for the Democratic nomination when he first jumped into the race, has become a legitimate contender about the past month, amid a surge in contributions from supporters, growing crowds at his events and rising coverage by the political media.
Buttigieg didn't reveal the number of supporters who contributed, the amount of the average donation, or his campaign's cash on hand. He was released that he would "back later this afternoon with a complete analysis of some of the more meaningful metrics." Starting as early as Monday morning, as witnessed by Buttigieg, the candidates will start reporting their fundraising hauls, and the numbers will be repeatedly analyzed and scrutinized.
PETE BUTTIGIEG ENJOYING CAMPAIGN TRAIL SURGE
Fundraising is an important barometer of a candidate's popularity and a campaign's strength. The cash can be used by a candidate to build an organization and their staff and consultants, increase voting outreach, travel and fund ads.