Andrew Yang says his campaign raised $1.7 million in two months

Democratic presidential hopeful and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangDozens of famous men support ,400 monthly payments for mothers for 'unpaid labor at home' Yang intervenes after man threatened with metal pole on Staten Island Ferry NYC's largest union endorses Maya Wiley in mayoral race MORE announced Tuesday that his campaign raised $1.7 million in February and March.

In a press release, Yang's campaign said that they had received contributions from more than 80,000 individual donors, with an average donation of $17.92, over those two months.


The number of individual donors means Yang has cleared the threshold to participate in the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.

The statement was released ahead of April 15, the deadline for fundraising filings for the first-quarter.

Yang has sought to carve himself a niche among 2020 candidates with his policy positions such as his proposal for a universal basic income.

Several other presidential hopefuls have shared their first quarter donation hauls this week.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden vs. Trump, part II Chasten Buttigieg jokes about his husband biking home from work MORE announced that his campaign raised $7 million in the first quarter.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate MORE (D-Calif.) share that her campaign raised $12 million in the first quarter of 2019, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.) announced a $18.2 million haul.