Joe Biden trailing Pete Buttigieg in fundraising for Democratic primary race
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana is upstaging better known opponents in the early stages of the campaign to determine Donald Trump’s opponent in 2020.
Joe Biden has reported that he raised 21.5 million US dollars for his presidential campaign in the second quarter.
That has the former vice president trailing Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was virtually unknown a few months ago.
Big News: Last quarter we raised more per day than any other presidential campaign — $21.5 million in just over two months, with 97% of donations coming from grassroots donors.— Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) (@TeamJoe) July 3, 2019
Thank you to everyone on #TeamJoe who pitched in to get our campaign off to a strong start! pic.twitter.com/cg0aR3rVYD
Mr Biden’s campaign announced his second quarter fundraising total on Wednesday.
Mr Buttigieg, widely known as Mayor Pete, reported taking in 24.8 million US dollars for the quarter, three million US dollars more than Mr Biden, who was vice president to Barack Obama.
Thank you to the over 400,000 of you who have invested in this campaign, and who helped us raise over $24,800,000 this quarter alone. You inspire us every step of the way, and we're just getting started. Text SHOWUP to 25859 to keep the momentum going! pic.twitter.com/g1SIlgt4Eo— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 1, 2019
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he raised 18 million US dollars.
Reports to the Federal Election Commission are due on July 15.
The numbers will be an indicator of the health of the candidates’ campaigns.
Most White House contenders have not revealed their fundraising numbers.