WASHINGTON — The 2 presidential candidates who entered 2019 with the most important bases of supporters — President Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont — led the 2020 area in fund-raising within the first quarter of the 12 months.
Presidential candidates have been below a Monday night time deadline to file their fund-raising numbers for the primary three months of 2019. The Trump marketing campaign mentioned on Sunday that it had raised $30.three million within the quarter, whereas Mr. Sanders’s marketing campaign has mentioned it raised $18.2 million within the quarter.
Different Democrats anticipated to report giant hauls to the Federal Election Fee embody Senator Kamala Harris of California, whose marketing campaign mentioned it raised $12 million, and former Consultant Beto O’Rourke of Texas, whose marketing campaign introduced taking in $9.four million.
The marketing campaign of Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., reported on Monday that it had raised $7.1 million within the quarter however spent modestly. His marketing campaign ended the interval with $6.four million in money readily available.
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The fund-raising stories present an early measure of how the Democratic candidates are selecting up assist in a crowded area. Many campaigns have already introduced their total fund-raising totals for the quarter, however the stories to be filed by Monday night time will present particulars in regards to the cash that the campaigns took in and spent within the first three months of the 12 months.
The deadline additionally highlighted the steep monetary problem going through some lesser-known candidates within the area.
Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, who entered the race originally of March, raised $2.25 million within the quarter, his marketing campaign introduced on Monday. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado revealed that he raised simply over $2 million and had $1.33 million remaining cash-on-hand. Mr. Hickenlooper collected a majority of funds from his house state of Colorado and $1.eight million got here from contributions above $200.
Julián Castro, the previous housing secretary, raised $1.1 million over the three-month interval, his marketing campaign mentioned.
One other Democrat who’s making an attempt to realize extra consideration, former Consultant John Delaney of Maryland, has loads of cash — however on account of his personal wealth, not an outpouring of donations. Mr. Delaney supplied $11.7 million in loans to his marketing campaign in the course of the first three months of the 12 months, and his marketing campaign ended the quarter with $10.6 million in money readily available.