Andrew Yang raises $2.8 million in second quarter

Andrew Yang raises $2.8 million in second quarter
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Former tech executive Andrew YangAndrew YangCalifornia poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? Hillicon Valley: FCC approves Nexstar-Tribune merger | Top Democrat seeks answers on security of biometric data | 2020 Democrats take on Chinese IP theft | How Google, Facebook probes are testing century-old antitrust laws MORE raised $2.8 million for his White House bid over the past three months, an improvement from the previous quarter but significantly less than the amount brought in by top-tier candidates.

The vast majority of contributions to Yang’s campaign — 81 percent — came from donors giving $200 or less, his campaign said. A more detailed look into his campaign’s finances will be available on July 15, the deadline for filing second-quarter fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission.

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While Yang’s second-quarter haul pales in comparison to the fundraising totals of better-known candidates — $21.5 million for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE and $19.1 million for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations MORE (D-Mass.) — it’s a marked increase from the first quarter of the year, when he raised less than $1.8 million.

Yang’s recent fundraising total puts him on par with Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetPartisan divisions sharpen as independent voters fade Warren proposes new restrictions, taxes on lobbying The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers MORE (D-Colo.), who also raised $2.8 million over the past three months. It also eclipses the second-quarter numbers of more established candidates like former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperLeft off debate stage, Bullock all-in on Iowa Yang says he would not run as a third-party candidate The Hill's Morning Report - Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas, creeps along Florida coast MORE and Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockPartisan divisions sharpen as independent voters fade Jeff Bridges calls for donations to get his 'good buddy' Bullock 'up on that debate stage' The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate MORE, who raised $1 million and $2 million, respectively.

Yang entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2017 with virtually no national political profile, but has built up a steady base of support that helped him surpass the 65,000-donor threshold necessary to qualify for the first two primary debates.

Yang has already reached the 130,000-donor threshold to qualify for the third Democratic primary debate in September.

--Updated at 7:37 p.m.