Buttigieg leads Democratic candidates in Q2 fundraising announced so far

 
While financial reports for the second quarter of 2019 are not due to the Federal Election Commission until July 15, some presidential candidates announced their fundraising totals early.
 
President Donald Trump (R) leads all candidates, raising $54 million through his re-election campaign and related committees. For comparison, President Barack Obama (D) raised $46.3 million during the same time period in 2011.
 
Former Gov. Bill Weld (R) raised $688,000 from 7,000 donors.
 
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) currently tops the Democratic field with a $24.8 million take in the second quarter, more than tripling the $7 million he raised in the first quarter.
 
In his first quarter as a 2020 presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) raised $21.5 million. Ninety-seven percent of donations were small-dollar contributions.
 
Not including $6 million transferred from previous campaign accounts, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) raised $18 million. His campaign reported that nearly half of the contributions came from donors under the age of 39.
 
Sen. Kamala Harris (D) matched her first quarter fundraising with $12 million. Her campaign said she raised $2 million within 24 hours of her debate performance last month.
 
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), who entered the presidential race halfway through the quarter on May 14, raised $2 million. Another May entrant, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet (D), raised $2.8 million and transferred $700,000 from his Senate campaign account.



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