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Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Raised $7 Million in Three Months

Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Raised $7 Million in Three Months

South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg keeps proving himself as a presidential candidate to be reckoned with, and nothing solidifies the reality of his race to office like cold hard cash. Buttigieg’s campaign says itraised more than $7 million in just the first quarter of 2019. She’s clocking coin!

“This is just a preliminary analysis, but our team’s initial report shows we raised over $7 million dollars in Q1 of this year,” Buttigieg tweeted Monday morning. “We (you) are out-performing expectations at every turn. I’ll have a more complete analysis later, but until then: a big thank you to all our supporters.”

While Buttigieg’s number isn’t as impressive as better known candidates like Bernie Sanders, who allegedly raised $6 million the first day of his campaign, it’s a huge number for a relatively unknown queer politician. Last month, Buttigieg announced that more than 76,000 individual donors had made contributions to his campaign, which guaranteed him a spot in the Democratic presidential debates this June.The #PeteFleet is small but mighty.

Buttigieg recently placed third in a poll of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, behind Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet officially announced his intention to run. “If Buttigieg is able to maintain his momentum,” said Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball, “his candidacy appears to be pulling from the same demographic of young voters as Sanders, and that could become a problem for Sanders.”

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