Politics

Warren, Klobuchar End 2019 Behind Top Rivals in Fundraising

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) lagged behind top rivals in the last quarter fundraising of 2019, though Klobuchar saw her best quarter yet.

Warrens campaign raised $21.1 million in the fourth quarter, it said on Friday. Klobuchar said she brought in $11.4 million over the same period, her best fundraising quarter but far short of other contenders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led the field with $34.5 million in the final quarter of the year, followed by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who brought in $24.7 million. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who raised just $15.2 million in the third quarter of 2019, collected $22.7 million in the fourth quarter, his best quarterly haul as a presidential candidate this cycle.

Warren was behind the top three candidates, though she beat entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who raised $16.5 million, his best fundraising quarter.

Warrens campaign celebrated the fundraising total, thanking donors.

In 2019, nearly one million donors pitched in to raise more than $71 million for our grassroots movement—with zero closed-door fundraisers.

Im so deeply grateful for everyone supporting our campaign. Team Warren is ready to dream big, fight hard, and win! https://t.co/RJbv79Uzvl

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 3, 2020

“In 2019, nearly one million donors pitched in to raise more than $71 million for our grassroots movement—with zero closed-door fundraisers. Im so deeply grateful for everyone supporting our campaign. Team Warren is ready to dream big, fight hard, and win!” Warren said in a statement.

Warrens campaign urged supporters to donate in late December, revealing it had raised only $17 million in the quarter. “Elizabeth Warren needs your help. Right now,” it said. The campaign said Friday that it was “excited to share” that it exceeded the goal of $20 million.

Warren raised $24.6 million in the third quarter of 2019.

Klobuchar, the only woman left in the race besides Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and author Marianne Williamson, was well behind the top tier, even as she set a new record for her own campaign.

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