Buttigieg raises $24.8 million, tripling haul in previous quarter

Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE announced on Monday that his 2020 campaign raised nearly $25 million in the second quarter, tripling his haul from the first quarter of the year.

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., said in a Twitter video that more than 400,000 donors contributed to his campaign for a total of $24.8 million.


The amount is three times the $7 million raised for his campaign in the first quarter, an impressive total for a relatively unknown candidate who at the time had not officially declared his candidacy.

Buttigieg’s campaign said in a statement that almost twice as many donors contributed in the second quarter than the first.

It said that donors have come from every U.S. state and territory, adding that their average contribution is $47.42.

Buttigieg’s campaign added that it has more than $22.6 million cash on hand.

The mayor’s massive haul comes after his performance in the second Democratic debate in Miami last week. 

The fundraising total also comes after Buttigieg abruptly left the campaign trail during the last few weeks of the second quarter after a white South Bend officer fatally shot a black man. 

— This report was updated at 7:25 a.m.

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