Booker campaign says it raised more than $5 million in first quarter
Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE’s (D-N.J.) 2020 presidential campaign raised more than $5 million in the first quarter of 2019, according to an email it sent to supporters on Sunday.
The campaign added that 82 percent of the donors were first-time contributors to Booker, that the average online contribution was $34 and that the campaign now has $6.1 million in cash on hand.
NEW: In email to supporters, @corybooker says in the 2 months after becoming a candidate for president on 2/1, Cory 2020 has raised over $5 million. We will report over $6.1 million COH. pic.twitter.com/JySjhJlwHS
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Booker’s haul puts him behind those of several of his competitors, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D-Texas) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE.
Sanders led the field by raising $18.2 million in the first quarter, followed by Harris at $12 million, O’Rourke at $9.4 million and Buttigieg at $7 million.
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Booker announced his White House bid on Feb. 1 and, like most of his 2020 Democratic rivals, has rejected money from corporate PACs.
Updated 1:45 p.m.