/Pete Buttigiegs campaign raised $24.8 million in the second quarter

Pete Buttigiegs campaign raised $24.8 million in the second quarter

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg greets residents before the start of a Peace Walk on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign raised over $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2019.

That haul is a dramatic increase from the previous quarter, when the South Bend, Ind., mayor raised $7 million. Now Buttigieg has $22.6 million cash on hand, according to the campaign.

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The campaign said it had 230,000 new donors, putting its total number of donors at 400,000. The average contribution for the second quarter was $47.42.

The second quarter haul illustrates the aggressive approach Buttigieg has taken to fundraising. Since he formally launched his campaign earlier this year, Buttigieg has made sure to leverage growing national interest in his candidacy. The South Bend mayor’s campaign has often held multiple fundraisers during visits to key cities around the country, helping him to compete with some of his better known rivals in the Democratic primary.

In an email to supporters, Buttigieg’s campaign manager, Mike Schmuhl, wrote that “this fundraising report shows that Pete’s message is resonating with Americans, and it’s proof that we are building an organization that can compete.”

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