WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that his presidential campaign had raised more than million in the first quarter of 2019, a significant sum for a mayor who was little known outside of South Bend, Ind., only a few months ago.
Mr. Buttigieg, 37, is the first presidential contender to disclose an estimate of his fund-raising total for the quarter. The haul is expected to place him, financially, in the upper half of a sprawling 2020 primary field that features a half-dozen senators.
“This is a big number for us,” Mr. Buttigieg wrote to supporters in an email on Monday. “We are not part of the national political machine. We started with just about 20,000 people on our email list, and not many people even knew who I was.”
Mr. Buttigieg’s announcement kicks off a highly anticipated moment in the 2020 campaign’s opening phase, when the Democratic hopefuls will reveal their fund-raising totals for the first three months of the year. Those results offer early evidence of who is generating excitement among the party’s grass roots, an especially important factor this year given the intense focus on raising money from small donors.
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Already, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Representative Beto O’Rourke have announced sizable fund-raising hauls from the first 24 hours of their campaigns. Senator Elizabeth Warren has lagged in early fund-raising; she is trying to distinguish herself from the Democratic field by forgoing high-dollar fund-raisers.
Presidential candidates must report their first-quarter fund-raising to the Federal Election Commission by April 15. It is up to the individual campaigns to decide when — or whether — to announce their totals before then. Mr. Buttigieg’s quick announcement on Monday, immediately after the close of the first quarter, allowed him to command the spotlight, at least for a few hours, as he seeks to establish his candidacy as more than a long-shot bid.
“Showing good numbers early is more impressive for a long-shot candidate who doesn’t have a big national identification,” said Michael J. Malbin, the director of the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute.
Mr. Buttigieg’s fund-raising haul of more than million came from 158,550 donors, with an average contribution of .35, Mr. Buttigieg said in a video posted online late Monday. He added that 64 percent of the total came from contributions under 0.
Mr. Buttigieg, who is technically still only exploring a campaign, said last month that he had exceeded the 65,000 donors needed to garner a spot on the Democratic National Committee’s primary debate stage, even as some better-known rivals have suggested they do not yet have that many.
Mr. Buttigieg’s fund-raising jumped after he appeared in a CNN town hall-style event earlier in March and impressed Democratic activists and donors, as he fielded questions in rolled-up white shirt sleeves and a blue tie. His campaign announced that he raised 0,000 in the 24 hours after his appearance.
Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for the campaign, described the televised forum as a turning point. Interest in Mr. Buttigieg had been rising before then, she said, but the CNN event “really brought everything to the next level.”
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An openly gay veteran and former Rhodes scholar, Mr. Buttigieg has made numerous appearances on national television in recent weeks seeking to lift his political profile. Later last month he told supporters via email that he was setting a 0,000 fund-raising goal by the end of the month. He hit the figure within 24 hours, his campaign said. He set another 0,000 goal. Again, he reached it in about 24 hours.
Mr. Buttigieg’s fund-raising is particularly noteworthy because he began his campaign with only a modest email list from which he could solicit donations — a stark contrast with rivals like Mr. Sanders and Mr. O’Rourke, who built huge followings in their prior campaigns for president and Senate.
In addition, Mr. Buttigieg has spent relatively little money on advertising on Facebook, which many candidates use to expand their email lists.
“There’s no sorcery involved in this,” Ms. Smith said of Mr. Buttigieg’s fund-raising. “It was because he really struck a chord.”
Unlike many of the Democrats in the race — including Ms. Warren and Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar — Mr. Buttigieg has not publicly sworn off federal lobbyist funds. Mr. Buttigieg is refusing to accept corporate political action committee money and recently signed a pledge to not take money from the oil, gas and coal industries.
Other candidates are still expected to post larger sums than Mr. Buttigieg for the quarter. Mr. Sanders raised million in the first week of his presidential bid, a total that included .9 million from the first 24 hours, his campaign said.
Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign said it had raised .1 million in his first 24 hours as a candidate. On Sunday, it reached its goal of raising million during the final weekend of the quarter, the campaign said.B:
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【李】【华】【当】【即】【大】【喝】【一】【声】。 “【相】【信】【我】【的】，【请】【跟】【我】【来】。” 【说】【完】【话】，【李】【华】【当】【即】【走】【到】【那】【个】【五】【十】【来】【岁】【老】【兵】【身】【边】。 【林】【小】【木】【当】【先】【跟】【随】。 【接】【着】，【又】【有】【两】【人】【跟】【随】。 【空】【地】【上】【剩】【下】【的】【三】【人】【四】【下】【看】【看】，【最】【后】【本】【着】【靠】【近】【熟】【悉】【的】【心】【理】，【也】【跟】【随】【李】【华】【走】【到】【那】【老】【兵】【身】【边】。【不】【过】【他】【他】【们】【主】【要】【还】【是】【围】【在】【李】【华】【身】【旁】，【并】【不】【敢】【过】【于】【靠】【近】【老】【兵】。 【李】