Klobuchar campaign says it raised $5.2M in first quarter

September 9, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.) announced on Monday that her presidential campaign raised more than $5.2 million in the first quarter of 2019.

That fundraising haul brings the Minnesota Democrat’s first-quarter total to more than $8 million, including $3 million she raised last year during her Senate reelection campaign, her campaign said.

She ended the first quarter of the year with about $7 million in cash on hand.

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About 85 percent of donations to Klobuchar’s 2020 campaign were less than $100. The average online grass-roots contribution was just $40, her campaign said.

Klobuchar’s first-quarter fundraising haul is one of the smaller figures disclosed so far.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE’s (I-Vt.) campaign announced last week that the progressive firebrand had raised more than $18 million since announcing his candidacy in February. And Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) said she raised $12 million in the first quarter.

Two other candidates, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE, announced fundraising totals of $9.4 million and $7 million, respectively.

But Klobuchar’s fundraising total outpaced some of her other opponents, including Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.), who announced on Monday that he raised $5 million in the first three months of 2019.

Several other Democratic presidential contenders have yet to release their first-quarter fundraising hauls.

Candidates have until April 15 to report their first-quarter finances to the Federal Election Commission, but some campaigns choose to disclose figures early as a show of political strength and momentum.