Williamson says her campaign raised $3 million in third quarter

Williamson says her campaign raised $3 million in third quarter

Democratic presidential contender and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson calls federal judge's handling of Steven Donziger case 'unconstitutional' Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange Susan Sarandon and Marianne Williamson call for justice in Steven Donziger case MORE said Thursday that her campaign raised $3 million in the third fundraising quarter, topping her second-quarter haul. 

"We made about $3 million," Williamson said in an interview with Yahoo Finance. 

Williamson's campaign raked in $1.5 million during the second quarter. 

News of Williamson's fundraising total comes as other candidates like Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Briahna Joy Gray: Voters are 'torn' over Ohio special election Shontel Brown wins Ohio Democratic primary in show of establishment strength MORE (I-Vt.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate Sunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Chasten Buttigieg: DC 'almost unaffordable' MORE (D) announced their campaigns raised $25.3 million and $19.2 million in the third quarter, respectively. 

Businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Kings launch voting rights effort honoring John Lewis Eric Adams to meet with Biden on curbing gun violence MORE brought in $10 million, while Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerWomen urge tech giants to innovate on office return Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines MORE (D-N.J.) and Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetLawmakers can't reconcile weakening the SALT cap with progressive goals How Sen. Graham can help fix the labor shortage with commonsense immigration reform For true American prosperity, make the child tax credit permanent MORE (D-Colo.) raised $6 million and $2.1 million, respectively. 


Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine by Labor Day: report Overnight Defense: Police officer killed in violence outside Pentagon | Biden officials back repeal of Iraq War authorization | NSC pushed to oversee 'Havana Syndrome' response MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenStaff seeks to create union at DNC America's middle class is getting hooked on government cash — and Democrats aren't done yet California Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election MORE (D-Mass.) have yet to announce their third-quarter fundraising. 

Williamson appeared to acknowledge her total was on the smaller side, but said it speaks to the support her long-shot candidacy has garnered. 

"It's so obscene, the part that money plays on our political system," she said. "Most of us live in a universe where $3 million is like a big deal. In presidential fundraising, it's like she just squeaked by." 

"But 3 million dollars definitely says there are a lot of people out there saying you still and you keep going, and I appreciate that so much," she added. 

Williamson has garnered attention due to her unconventional campaign style. She earned the title of most searched for candidate during the second Democratic debate in July after her comments about reparations, poverty and "dark psychic forces" drew rounds of applause from the debate-hall audience.

However, Williamson has since lagged in the polls and did not qualify for the September and October debates.