Dec 27, 2019

Warren campaign warns supporters that fundraising has slowed 30% in 4th quarter

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign sounded an alarm on Friday to its supporters, saying in an email that it has only raised $17 million so far in the fourth quarter, per CNBC.

Why it matters: With just days left before the quarter's end on Dec. 31, that number is — at the moment — down 30% from the $24.6 million Warren brought in during the third quarter.

The state of play: The email says the campaign is aiming to finish the quarter having raised $20 million.

  • Even hitting $20 million would be an 18.7% drop from the third quarter.

The big picture: Cory Booker and Julián Castro both utilized similar strategies to rally their supporters to raise cash quickly to keep their campaigns alive.

  • While Warren's campaign didn't paint its money woes as existential, it is likely attempting to avoid bad news on the fundraising front in early 2020 — especially given her polling slips in recent weeks.

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign says it raised $21.2 million in Q4

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Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential campaign said Friday that it raised $21.2 million during 2019's fourth quarter.

Why it matters: It's a disappointing haul for the Massachusetts senator, who raised $24.6 million last quarter, and coincides with a sustained drop in her polling after she briefly challenged Joe Biden for frontrunner status in October.

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Bernie Sanders' campaign says it raised $34.5 million in Q4

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Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign said Thursday that it raised $34.5 million in 2019's fourth quarter, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Sanders' haul is the most any candidate has raised in a single quarter so far in the Democratic primary race, easily surpassing the $25.3 million he raked in during Q3.

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign says it raised $24.7 million in Q4

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Pete Buttigieg's 2020 presidential campaign said Wednesday that it raised $24.7 million during 2019's fourth quarter, reports CNN.

Why it matters: The outgoing South Bend, Ind., mayor's year-end haul topped the $19.2 million he raised in Q3, further solidifying his position as one of the top fundraisers in the Democratic field.

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