Booker campaign says it raised more than $5 million in first quarter

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority 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. 


Booker's haul puts him behind those of several of his competitors, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Trump's debate performance was too little, too late Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Watch live: Biden participates in HBCU homecoming Jennifer Aniston: 'It's not funny to vote for Kanye' MORE (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCalls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas Texas Dems highlight health care in fight to flip state House Union leader vows 'infrequent' minority voters will help deliver Biden victory MORE (D-Texas) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 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. 

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.