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Beto O’Rourke Reveals His Numbers

The former Texas representative is doing well, but it's hard to compare
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2019 6:26 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Beto O'Rourke's campaign is hauling in the bucks—but his relatively late entry in the race makes it unclear who's leading the financial pack, the New York Times reports. O'Rourke's campaign says he raised $9.4 million from 218,000 contributions during the first 18 days; the vast majority were less than $200 and the average $43, per Politico. Comparatively, Bernie Sanders raised $18.2 million in six weeks, Kamala Harris banked $12 million since joining in January, and Pete Buttigieg amassed over $7 million in three months. Apropos Sanders, he has upset Democrats and drawn approval from conservatives by announcing he'll take part in the Fox News 2020 election town hall later in April, Newsweek reports. (Read more Beto O'Rourke stories.)

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