Yang raises almost $750K in a single day

Yang raises almost $750K in a single day
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangBloomberg campaign lobbied Yang for endorsement, possible VP offer: report 6 ways the primary fight is toughening up Democrats for the fall general election The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday MORE raised almost $750,000 in a single day on Nov. 30, the largest fundraising haul in a 24-hour period during his campaign.

S.Y. Lee, Yang’s national press secretary, told The Hill the funds came from about 18,000 contributions, with an average donation of about $41. 

“The chorus of support behind our campaign is growing louder with each passing day. The voices of these more than 300,000 donors to our campaign and the millions of Americans who are hungry for real change will be heard,” Nick Ryan, Yang's campaign chief, said.

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The Yang campaign had previously aimed to raise $2 million in one week, a goal the presidential candidate announced it reached on Twitter on Sunday morning.

“I remember when the team talked to me about this goal,” he said in a posted video. “I said, ‘Wow, that’s incredibly ambitious and aggressive, but if anyone can do it, it’s the Yang Gang.’ And there’s no stopping you. There’s no stopping us. There’s no stopping this campaign.”

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Besides that goal, the 24-hour fundraising was not connected to any common fundraising event such as a debate or the end of the quarter, which Politico noted was unusual. Other candidates have called for donations by threatening to drop out of the race if they don’t earn enough money, but Yang has not taken this tactic.

Yang’s campaign earned almost $10 million in the third quarter of the year, but the entrepreneur still needs one more poll by Dec. 12 to qualify for the December debate. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary Sanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News poll MORE, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Delegate count unchanged after Iowa caucus recount completed MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Bloomberg campaign lobbied Yang for endorsement, possible VP offer: report Biden looks to shore up lead in SC MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News poll Centrist Democrats insist Sanders would need delegate majority to win Bloomberg outspends field in Facebook ads ahead of Super Tuesday MORE (D-Minn.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News poll MORE (D-Mass.) have all qualified for the debate.

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSteyer releases African American policy ahead of South Carolina primary Biden leads by 18 points in South Carolina: poll Buttigieg notes diversity on debate stage: We're '7 white people talking about racial justice' MORE (D-Hawaii) requires another poll to qualify, and philanthropist Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerSanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary South Carolina poll: Biden leads Sanders by 4 points Bloomberg outspends field in Facebook ads ahead of Super Tuesday MORE needs more donors.