Steve Bullock raises $2 million for 2020 bid in second quarter, campaign says

Steve Bullock raises $2 million for 2020 bid in second quarter, campaign says
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Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockPolitics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden moves to unify party before general election Poll shows Daines, Bullock neck and neck in Montana Senate race MORE (D) raised $2 million for his 2020 White House in the second quarter of 2019, his campaign said Friday. 

The Democrat entered the crowded race in May and only had about a month and a half to raise the money. 

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"Since announcing his campaign in mid-May, Governor Bullock received grassroots support from all 50 states and raised over $2 million, without the transfer of other funds," said campaign manager Jenn Ridder in a statement.

"It's clear Governor Bullock's message of winning back places Democrats lost in 2016 and ending dark money's corrupting influence will resonate in early states like Iowa and New Hampshire, and he will continue working to earn every vote," she added. 

Bullock's total is comparable to that of some other candidates, such as Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetHillicon Valley: Coronavirus tracking sparks surveillance concerns | Target delivery workers plan Tuesday walkout | Federal agency expedites mail-in voting funds to states | YouTube cracks down on 5G conspiracy videos Why being connected really matters for students Democratic senator criticizes Zoom's security and privacy policies MORE, who also joined the race in May and raised $2.8 million, according to CNN

The totals trail those of frontrunners, like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen 16 things to know today about coronavirus MORE, who raised $21.5 million in the second quarter, according to his campaign. 

Bullock fell short of making the first 20-person Democratic primary debate last week.

He is among more than two dozen candidates vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination.