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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 BullockOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Down ballot races carry environmental implications | US officially exits Paris climate accord  GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte wins Montana governor's race Senate control in flux as counting goes forward in key states 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 BennetDemocratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Hickenlooper ousts Gardner in Colorado, handing Democrats vital pickup Lobbying world 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 BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad 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.