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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Sen. Cory Booker's campaign said Friday it raised $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The state of play: While the Q4 sum is the biggest the Booker campaign has collected during his presidential run, it is still smaller than the majority of his 2020 rivals who have thus far announced their numbers for the quarter.

Where he stands: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the 2020 Democrats so far with $34.5 million raised. Outgoing South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had the second-strongest haul — $24.7 million.

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former tech executive Andrew Yang, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar each posted higher totals than Booker.
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was the only candidate to raise less than Booker with $3.4 million.
  • President Trump out-raised all Democrats in the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing in $46 million.

Go deeper: 2020 candidates' Q4 fundraising hauls

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The biggest event for markets this week will be Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank's governing council and the press conference following it from ECB president Christine Lagarde.

Why it matters: With interest rates jumping around the globe, investors are looking to central bank heads to see if they will follow the lead of Fed chair Jerome Powell, who says rising rates are nothing to worry about, or Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who has drawn a line in the sand on rates.

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), America's ultimate swing voter, told me on "Axios on HBO" that he'll insist Republicans have more of a voice on President Biden's next big package than they did on the COVID stimulus.

The big picture: Manchin said he'll push for tax hikes to pay for Biden's upcoming infrastructure and climate proposal, and will use his Energy Committee chairmanship to force the GOP to confront climate reality.

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