Pete Buttigieg campaign raised $25 million in fourth quarter
Sun. January 5, 2020 11:22 AM by Carlos Santoscoy
"I'm so proud of the grassroots movement you have built – one that will not only beat [President Donald] Trump, but usher in a new era entirely," Buttigieg said in tweeting the total. "Thank you."
Campaign manager Mike Schmuhl released the figures in a memo on Wednesday. The campaign raised the money from 326,000 individual donors. The average contribution was $33, Schmuhl said.
Wednesday was also Buttigieg's final day as mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Buttigieg raised over $76 million in 2019.
"These figures are even more astounding considering that Pete started this race less than a year ago as an unknown candidate, with just a few staffers and zero dollars in the bank," Schmuhl wrote. "But what we did have was a shared vision of bringing a new kind of politics to Washington and changing the trajectory of our country."
Buttigieg made history as the first openly gay candidate to participate in a presidential debate. His campaign is a dramatic reminder of how far the LGBT movement has advanced in the last decade.
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