While Elizabeth Warren is begging for more campaign money….
The Democratic Mayor of South Bend Indiana is racking in the money….
He still remains in fourth place…
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced in a statement that his presidential campaign raised more than $24.7 million in the fourth quarter early Wednesday morning. The total exceeds the $19.2 million he raised in the last three-month period.
The presidential hopeful’s press secretary, Chris Meagher, said that the campaign received over 2 million donations from more than 733,000 individuals in 2019, bringing the total of his fundraising efforts to over $76 million for the entire year.
Noting enthusiasm for the mayor’s campaign, Meagher said, “..it’s clear the American people are responding to Pete’s message of rallying our country together around bold solutions that will build the coalition we need to beat Trump and usher in a new era the day after Trump leaves office.”
The statement also reported that the majority of contributions made to Pete for America were less than $200, the average donation was $38.
The bump in fundraising comes as Buttigieg has established himself as a frontrunner in the race for the Democratic nomination. Currently, the mayor is at the top of the polls in Iowa, squeezing out a narrow lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D)….