Oct 2, 2019

Andrew Yang's campaign says it raised $10 million in Q3

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2020 candidate Andrew Yang's campaign says it raised $10 million in 2019's third quarter, according to Politico.

Why it matters: Yang's Q3 report is more than triple the $2.8 million he raised in the second quarter — a push powered by some strong debate performances that elevated his national profile.

The state of play: Yang outpaced Sen. Cory Booker's $6 million and came close to Sen. Kamala Harris' $11.6 million.

  • But Yang's Q3 performance is still far outside the top tier of fundraisers in the Democratic field. So far, Pete Buttigieg has reported a Q3 haul of $19.1 million, topped only by Sen. Bernie Sanders' $25.3 million.

By the numbers: Yang's campaign said nearly 300,000 people have donated — almost double the threshold required to qualify for the November debate.

Context: Yang's campaign told Politico that it received $1 million in the 72 hours after the September debate in which he announced that he was giving away $120,000 to 10 families over a year to promote his signature campaign proposal: universal basic income, branded by Yang as the "freedom dividend."

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign says it raised $24.6 million in Q3

Elizabeth Warren in Las Vegas for the Giffords/March for Our Lives forum. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Elizabeth Warren's campaign said on Friday that it raised $24.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, putting her just behind Bernie Sanders for this quarter's fundraising among 2020 Democrats.

Why it matters: Warren swore off "big money fundraisers" at the start of this cycle, but she's managed to rake in a massive amount of money from grassroots, small-dollar donors.

Go deeperArrowOct 4, 2019

Beto O'Rourke campaign says it raised $4.5 million in Q3

Beto O'Rourke speaks at CNN's LGBTQ town hall on Oct. 10, 2019. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke's campaign said on Friday that it raised $4.5 million in Q3, which puts the candidate in the bottom rung of 2020 Democrats' fundraising for the quarter.

The state of play: Sen. Bernie Sanders currently leads all 2020 Democrats in Q3 fundraising with $25.3 million, followed by Elizabeth Warren with $24.6 million, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $19.1 million. President Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee recently said they raised a whopping $125 million for Q3, setting a new presidential fundraising record.

Go deeperArrowOct 12, 2019

Trump campaign, RNC say they raised record-breaking $125 million in Q3

Trump leaves a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sept. 9. Photo: Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

President Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee said they raised $125 million in the third quarter of 2019 on Tuesday, setting a new presidential fundraising record, with $158 million combined cash on hand.

Context: Former President Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised approximately $70 million for his re-election campaign in 2011's third quarter. "Trump is going to have more resources to deploy earlier and more aggressively than any candidate in history," Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Obama, tweeted in response to the news on Oct. 1, when the campaign first announced the haul.

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