2020 Democratic primary: presidential candidates reveal third quarter fundraising totals

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The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are revealing how much their campaigns have taken during the third quarter of the year, from July to September. Candidates have a deadline of October 15 to present their totals to the Federal Electoral Commission.

Some candidates began to communicate their fundraising totals, as well as details on donors, almost immediately after the reference period ended in September.

Here is a look at the totals that have been announced so far.

Kamala Harris: $ 11.6 million

1st October: California senator Kamala Harris raised $ 11.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. He had nearly $ 10 million in cash, according to the campaign.

The average contribution was $ 34, while the average online contribution was $ 20. Harris raised a total of $ 35.5 million in this campaign, from over 850,000 individual contributions, according to his campaign.

Highlights of the third quarter:

  • Collected $ 11.6 million
  • The average contribution was $ 34 and the average online contribution was $ 20
  • Harris has received over 850,000 contributions from the start of his campaign

Highlights of the second quarter:

  • Collected $ 12 million in the second quarter
  • Donations from 279,000 people, including nearly 150,000 new donors
  • Harris's average contribution was $ 39 and the average online contribution was only $ 24
  • Over $ 7 million was raised through the campaign's digital fundraising program

Highlights of the first quarter:

  • It raised over $ 12 million, the second highest number in the first quarter
  • 98% of contributions below $ 100
  • Over $ 6 million through its digital program
  • More than $ 1 million in the last week of March
  • 11,000 individual contributions by educators

Cory Booker: $ 6 million

1st October: After a last-minute push to raise $ 1.7 million before September 30, New Jersey senator Cory Booker's campaign reported that it raised over $ 6 million in the third quarter. The 10-day push has raised over $ 2.1 million from over 46,000 donations, according to the campaign.

The campaign did not provide further details on the average contribution or the total number of donors who contributed to the campaign.

Highlights of the third quarter:

  • Collected over $ 6 million in the third quarter, a 30% increase over second quarter totals
  • Collected over $ 2.1 million from 46,000 donors in the last 10 days of the quarter

Highlights of the second quarter:

  • Collected $ 4.5 million and ended the fundraising period with $ 5.4 million in cash at hand
  • Added 72,000 new donors in the second quarter of the year
  • 88% of donors were donors for the first time in the period
  • The average online donation was just over $ 15

Highlights of the first quarter:

  • Collected over $ 5 million in the first quarter of 2019
  • The 82% of those donors had never donated to his campaign before

Bernie Sanders: $ 25.3 million

1st October: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced that his campaign has raised $ 25.3 million in the third quarter, the highest of any democratic presidential candidate in 2020 in a quarter to date. According to the campaign, September has been its best fundraising month in the 2020 election cycle so far.

Cash collected in the third quarter comes from 1.4 million donations. The average donation was $ 18.07. His campaign says he transferred $ 2.6 million in the third quarter, but this is not included in the total of $ 25 million.

According to the campaign, "teacher" was the most common occupation listed for a person who donated to Sanders in the third quarter. The three most common employers were Starbucks, Amazon and Walmart.

Since his campaign was launched in February, Sanders has raised $ 61.5 million from a total of 3.3 million individual donations.

Highlights of the third quarter:

Highlights of the second quarter:

  • Collected $ 24 million in the second quarter, although $ 6 million was transferred from previous accounts
  • 99% of donations were $ 100 or less
  • 45% of donors were 39 years or less

Highlights of the first quarter:

  • Collected $ 18.2 million, the largest number of candidates in the first quarter
  • About 900,000 individual donations
  • 99.5% of donations to the Sanders campaign were $ 100 or less
  • The average donation was $ 20

– Cara Korte contributed to the report

Pete Buttigieg: $ 19.1 million

1st October: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $ 19.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, a smaller amount than its second $ 24.8 million, but still a significant radius that demonstrates its status as one of the main candidates in terms of fundraising.

According to the campaign, over 580,000 unique donors have given to the campaign, including 182,000 new donors. The average donation was $ 32.

Highlights of the third quarter:

  • Collected $ 19.1 million
  • 182,000 new donors
  • Average donation of $ 32

Highlights of the second quarter:

  • It raised $ 24.8 million, more than tripling its fundraiser from the first quarter of the year
  • 294,000 total donors
  • The average contribution was $ 47.42

Highlights of the first quarter:

  • Collected over $ 7 million, the fourth highest number in the first quarter
  • 158,550 total donors
  • The average donation was $ 36.35
  • 64% of donations came through contributions of less than $ 200

– Jack Turman contributed to the report

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