Andrew Yang raises $1.7 million for 2020 presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang raised $1.7 million from 80,000 individual donors in the 1st quarter of 2019, The Daily Beast reported.

By the numbers: Donors to Yang gave an average contribution of of $17.92, with 99% of donations coming in at less than $200. Having passed the minimum threshold of 65,000 donors, Yang has qualified to participate in the Democratic primary debates.

For comparison:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: $18.9 million from 900,000 individual donors in 41 days; average donation of $20.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: $12 million from 138,000 donors in 70 days; average donation of $55.
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg: $7 million from 158,550 donors in 68 days; average donation of $36.35.
  • Andrew Yang: $1.7 million from 80,000 individual donors in 90 days; average donation of $17.92.

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