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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 discusses America's "soulless ethos" Marianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention Fewer people watched opening night of Democratic convention compared to 2016 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 SandersBoycott sham impeachment Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Sanders: Senate may use budget reconciliation to pass Biden agenda MORE (I-Vt.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Biden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department MORE (D) announced their campaigns raised $25.3 million and $19.2 million in the third quarter, respectively. 

Businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangYang to quarantine after campaign staffer tests positive for COVID-19 Andrew Yang sparks Twitter uproar with pro-bodega video Yang announces run for New York City mayor MORE brought in $10 million, while Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerDemocrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Booker brings girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, to inauguration MORE (D-N.J.) and Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetLawmakers move to oust extremists from military Top Democrat pushes for tying unemployment insurance to economic conditions 50-50 Senate opens the door to solutions outlasting Trump's moment of violence MORE (D-Colo.) raised $6 million and $2.1 million, respectively. 

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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers 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.