2020 Isn’t Looking Good for Booker

By AP. Cory Booker’s early fundraising numbers are well behind those posted by other major Democratic candidates in the race to challenge President Donald Trump.

The New Jersey senator, who campaigned Sunday in New Hampshire, said he raised over $5 million in the two months since he entered the 2020 primary, and has over $6.1 million cash on hand.

Booker announced the figure in an email to supporters. The sum puts him near the back of the pack in fundraising with roughly 10 months left before the start of Democratic primary voting. Of those candidates that have announced their figures, only entrepreneur Andrew Yang announced raising less than Booker. (Read more from “2020 Isn’t Looking Good for Booker” HERE)

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Beto O’Rourke Pulled in a Massive Fundraising Haul — and 2020 Competitors Are Noticing

By Vox. Beto O’Rourke raised more money than any other Democratic presidential candidate in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2020 bid — but he didn’t have as many donors as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) did.

The Texas Democrat announced Monday that his campaign pulled in $6.1 million in online donations in the 24 hours after his announcement. O’Rourke told supporters in New Hampshire Wednesday that the haul came from 128,000 unique contributors at an average donation of $47 a person, CNN reported. By comparison, Sanders’s (I-VT) presidential campaign said it raised $5.9 million from more than 223,000 donors in the first 24 hours, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised $1.5 million in that time.

The first Federal Elections Commission official quarterly campaign finance filings won’t be public until April. Until then we can’t have a full picture of Democrats’ 2020 fundraising efforts.

But the other Democrats in the race have definitely noticed O’Rourke’s ability to raise money. With more than a dozen candidates in the Democratic presidential primary already, these early fundraising numbers remain one measure of frontrunner status. (Read more from “Beto O’Rourke Pulled in a Massive Fundraising Haul — and 2020 Competitors Are Noticing” HERE)

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