Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Says It Raised $24.7 Million in the Fourth Quarter


WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg raised more than $24.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, his presidential campaign said on Wednesday, another strong showing that leaves him well positioned to finance a large campaign operation as primary voting approaches.

In a display of the breadth of his support, Mr. Buttigieg’s campaign said it had now received more than two million donations from more than 733,000 people since he entered the race. The campaign said 326,000 people had donated to Mr. Buttigieg in the fourth quarter.

In the past year, Mr. Buttigieg has proved himself to be an unexpected fund-raising powerhouse, raising more than $76 million over the course of 2019 despite entering the race with little name recognition across the country. His successor as mayor of South Bend, Ind., was to be sworn in on Wednesday.

Mr. Buttigieg has also been criticized for courting wealthy donors, and in announcing his fund-raising results, his campaign boasted on Wednesday of being “powered by grass-roots energy from all 50 states.” His average donation in the quarter was about $34, the campaign said.

Thomas Kaplan

2020-01-01 07:07:53

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