Apr 14, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand raises $3 million for 2020 presidential campaign

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2020 candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) raised $3 million in the first quarter of 2019, according to communications director Meredith Kelly.

Details: Kelly did not disclose the number of donors or donations Gillibrand's campaign received, but said the average online donation was $25 and that 92% of contributions were under $200. Two-thirds of donations came from women. Gillibrand also has $10.2 million in cash on hand — which Kelly says puts the campaign in the top 4 of Democratic candidates running in 2020.

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