Klobuchar Releases First-Quarter Fundraising Total

Minnesota senator raised $5.2M in 7 weeks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 8, 2019 7:17 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at the Heartland Forum held on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she raised $5.2 million in seven weeks after announcing her 2020 bid, the AP reports. The Minnesota senator said Monday she ended the first quarter with $7 million cash on hand. That includes more than $3 million from her 2018 Senate campaign. Klobuchar had a small fundraising edge over New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said he raised over $5 million in the two months after entering the 2020 primary.

Their first-quarter numbers were dwarfed by some other candidates. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he raised more than $18 million, while California Sen. Kamala Harris brought in $12 million. Beto O'Rourke raised more than $9 million, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he raised more than $7 million. Klobuchar says her average online contribution was $40, and 85% of donors gave less than $100.

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