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 Yang2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally 2020 Democrats adapt to changing social media landscape Bullock makes CNN debate stage 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 Biden2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Can Biden's canceled cancer initiative be salvaged? Biden's health care gaffe shows he's not ready for prime time MORE and $19.1 million for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNew CDC overdose estimates are nothing to celebrate 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Democratic Houston councilwoman announces Senate bid 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 BennetNew CDC overdose estimates are nothing to celebrate Bullock makes CNN debate stage Sanders draws line as 2020 health care battle heats up 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 Wright HickenlooperMoulton campaign makes formal case to DNC to be added to debate stage Bullock makes CNN debate stage Sanders draws line as 2020 health care battle heats up MORE and Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Moulton campaign makes formal case to DNC to be added to debate stage Bullock makes CNN debate stage 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.