Buttigieg raises nearly $25 million in second quarter


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July 2, 2019: Pete Buttigieg raised $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. Three top advisers departed from John Hickenlooper’s campaign.


What was the most recent presidential election in which a third party candidate carried a state?

Notable Quote of the Day

“Economic populism is the glue that binds the consensus. Without Donald Trump’s expropriation and Hillary Clinton’s abandonment of that issue in 2016, Clinton would be president. While every Democrat has trained hard to sound more like Bernie Sanders, few of the Miami 20 are in any real sense populists. Their approach to social issues was a ceaseless display of moral oneupmanship. Apart from some scolding about socialism, none talked about management or cost.”

– Bill Curry, former White House counselor to Bill Clinton


  • Vogue featured five of the six women running for president—Tulsi GabbardKirsten GillibrandKamala HarrisAmy KlobucharElizabeth Warren—in a magazine story about the election.

  • Michael Bennet discussed climate change, Citizens United, immigration, healthcare, and partisan judiciaries on Pod Save America

  • Joe Biden senior advisor Symone Sanders spoke with BET about Biden’s position on reparations, the Hyde Amendment, and healthcare.

  • Dante de Blasio, Bill de Blasio’s son, wrote an op-ed in USA Today about the conversation he had with his father about race and law enforcement. 

  • In an op-ed for The AdvocateCory Booker discussed violence against trans people.

  • During a Facebook town hall, Steve Bullock said Native American tribes should be consulted on the Keystone XL project and that he would be open to the pipeline “if it’s done right.” 

  • Pete Buttigieg said he raised $24.8 million during the second quarter of 2019, tripling what he received in the first quarter.

  • Julián Castro joined the Workers Defense Action Fund in Texas to discuss labor and immigration issues.

  • John Delaney released a plan to combat the opioid crisis through corporate accountability Tuesday. He would require patients to sign a consent form when prescribed opioids and increase spending on pain management research and mental health providers. He also said that liable companies “should go out of business.”

  • NBC News wrote about Kirsten Gillibrand’s push for Al Franken to resign in 2017 and how it is affecting her campaign.

  • Reps. Bobby Bush (D-Ill.) and Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), two members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), endorsed Harris. She now leads Biden in CBC endorsements, six to five.

  • John Hickenlooper made several major staffing changes Monday, including hiring M.E. Smith as his new campaign manager. National finance director Dan Sorensen left to join Beto O’Rourke’s campaign. Former campaign manager Brad Komar and communications director Lauren Hitt also departed the campaign.

  • Wayne Messam pitched his presidential campaign in an interview with WCJB.

  • Seth Moulton will appear on The Vegas Take Tuesday to discuss his presidential campaign.

  • While campaigning in New Hampshire, Tim Ryan proposed spending $50 billion on education. His plan would include offering counseling services like music, art, and play therapies.

  • The Bernie Sanders campaign did not release its quarterly fundraising figures but campaign manager Faiz Shakir said he did not expect the Sanders campaign to top Buttigieg’s numbers. 

  • Elizabeth Warren will open a campaign office in Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday. The Warren campaign has offices in seven other cities in the state.

  • The Democratic National Committee will consider and potentially vote on holding a climate change-specific debate or forum during a meeting in August.


  • White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp is moving to Donald Trump’s campaign to work on strategy and Latino outreach.

Flashback: July 2, 2015

Jim Webb announced that he was running in the Democratic primary for president of the United States. “We need a president who understands leadership, who has a proven record of actual accomplishments, who can bring about bipartisan solutions, who can bring people from both sides to the table to get things done,” he said.blank