Sanders raises $25.3 million in Q3, outperforms Q2 numbers

 Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing

October 1, 2019: Bernie Sanders raised $25.3 million in the third quarter of 2019. Pete Buttigieg raised $19.1 million over the same time period.

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Notable Quote of the Day

“It is a bit of a cop out to say we want all of the presidential filings. And while that’s true, let’s split the recommendations from our 2020 team into two different categories. In the first camp are those who have posted strong quarters in the past: Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Buttigieg was the fundraising leader in the second quarter — can he do it again? And as he’s started to invest in early states, what’s his burn rate? Meanwhile, Warren raked in huge amounts of money from small donors in the second quarter and has only climbed in the polls since. What will her small-dollar donor network produce this quarter, and how does it compare to Sanders and his million donors? And an honorable mention here to Biden, who will have his first full quarter in the race and will likely try to project strength.”

– Zach Montellaro, Politico


  • Joe Biden will hold a community event Wednesday in Reno, Nevada.
  • Cory Booker said he will remain in the race after reaching his self-defined fundraising goal of $1.7 million in 10 days.
  • Steve Bullock campaign manager Jennifer Ridder released a memo Monday explaining Bullock’s decision to apply for public financing. With the FEC short one member to reach a quorum, any application Bullock submits will not yet be able to be processed.
  • Pete Buttigieg announced he had raised $19.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, down from $24.8 million in the second quarter.
  • Julián Castro discussed impeachment on Off Script: 2020 Candidate Conversations
  • John Delaney will speak at The Chicago Council about foreign policy Wednesday.
  • Tulsi Gabbard is hosting town halls throughout New Hampshire from Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Kamala Harris is restructuring her campaign, promoting her Senate Chief of Staff Rohini Kosoglu and senior adviser Laphonza Butler to senior management positions. She is also expanding her Iowa team from 65 to 120 staff members.
  • Amy Klobuchar campaigned and attended a private fundraiser in Seattle Monday.
  • Tim Ryan said he would remain in the race even though he will not make the debate stage in October. “I don’t think many people are happy with the front runners right now in the Democratic Party, and I want to be there to provide another option for them,” Ryan said.
  • Bernie Sanders announced he raised $25.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, topping his second-quarter take by more than $7 million.
  • Joe Sestak begins his month-long tour of New Hampshire Tuesday, with stops planned throughout the state every day between Oct. 1-24.
  • Tom Steyer will campaign in Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday, touring areas affected by flooding. He is also soliciting brief videos from Trump critics to be featured in a “Talk to Trump” ad campaign during Fox & Friends in the coming weeks.
  • CNN conducted the first joint interview with Elizabeth Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann.
  • Marianne Williamson continues to campaign in Iowa Tuesday with an event in Des Moines.


  • Mark Sanford said Monday that the impeachment inquiry was justified but “it will bring tremendous discord within the political system that will then usurp the electoral process that’s now taking place on the Democratic side, and on the Republican side, what happens is that people circle the wagons.”
  • Donald Trump spent more than $1 million on anti-impeachment Facebook ads last week.

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Flashback: October 1, 2015

Lawrence Lessig wrote an op-ed in Politico Magazine saying the Democratic Party was discouraging his campaign.