Jul 8, 2019 - Politics & Policy
Elizabeth Warren's campaign says it raised $19.1 million in Q2
Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign announced today that it raised over $19.1 million in the last three months from 384,000 donors.
Why it matters: It isn't the biggest Q2 haul among the 2020 Democrats (Mayor Pete has raised over $24 million) but it shows the strength of Warren's grassroots support.
- Warren doesn't do big-dollar fundraisers. The majority of these donations came from small contributions online, the average being $28.
- And her campaign says over 80% of their donors gave for the first time this quarter, suggesting her campaign is gaining traction.
The big picture: Warren is focused on talking to as many voters as possible, which may have helped with fundraising.
- She's held 107 town halls, taken 36,000 selfies with voters at her events and visited 23 states plus Puerto Rico since announcing her presidential bid, her campaign said.
- And she's invested heavily in staff, hiring a little more than 300 people, 60% of whom are in the four early states (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina), per the campaign.
Go deeper: Track the 2020 Democrats' Q2 fundraising numbers.