May 15, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock raises $1M in first 24 hours of 2020 campaign

Gov. Steve Bullock. Photo: William Campbell/Getty Images

Gov. Steve Bullock's presidential campaign said that the Montana Democrat raised $1 million in the first 24 hours following the launch, securing contributions from all 50 states.

Details: Wednesday's announcement did not clarify the number of donors who contributed to his campaign, a figure required to qualify for the Democratic primary debates. Galia Slayen, Bullock's campaign spokesperson, said details about the governor's fundraising would be available "soon," per CNN. Next up: Bullock plans to travel to Iowa on Thursday.

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Biden formally secures Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden speaks at Delaware State University's student cente on June 5. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden became the formal Democratic presidential nominee on Friday evening, per AP.

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