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Buttigieg campaign announces $24.7 million raised in fourth quarter ahead of primaries

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Funky Academic:' Public has been 'groomed to measure progress by firsts' Biden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE announced in a statement that his presidential campaign raised more than $24.7 million in the fourth quarter early Wednesday morning. The total exceeds the $19.2 million he raised in the last three-month period. 

The presidential hopeful's press secretary, Chris Meagher, said the campaign received more than 2 million donations from more than 733,000 individuals in 2019, bringing the total of his fundraising efforts to more than $76 million for the entire year. 

Noting enthusiasm for the mayor's campaign, Meagher said, "It’s clear the American people are responding to Pete’s message of rallying our country together around bold solutions that will build the coalition we need to beat Trump and usher in a new era the day after Trump leaves office." 

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The statement also reported that the majority of contributions made to Pete for America were less than $200. The average donation was $38. 

The bump in fundraising comes as Buttigieg has established himself as a front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. Currently, the mayor is at the top of the polls in Iowa, squeezing out a narrow lead over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDebate over ICBMs: Will 'defund our defenses' be next? Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Hillicon Valley: Broadband companies funded fake net neutrality comments, investigation finds | Twitter rolls out tip feature | Google to adopt 'hybrid work week' MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet with 6 GOP senators next week Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit On The Money: Five takeaways on a surprisingly poor jobs report | GOP targets jobless aid after lackluster April gain MORE

Democratic candidates have been relatively transparent about their fundraising numbers for the end of the quarter.

Warren released a statement in late December in an effort to urge supporters to give to her campaign. The Massachusetts senator noted that she had raised $17 million, a "good chunk" behind what her campaign had raised last quarter.

The senator has yet to release her fourth-quarter totals since then. 

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAdams touts momentum after poll shows him leading Yang in NYC race Yang gets key endorsement from former opponent in NYC mayor race Yang expands lead in NYC mayor race: poll MORE also released his campaign's fundraising totals for the fourth quarter. The businessman raised more than $4 million in the last week of December.  

CNN reported that Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerBush testifies before Congress about racist treatment Black birthing people face during childbirth, pregnancy Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Never underestimate Joe Biden MORE's (D-N.J.) campaign manager tweeted that the Democrat would have the best fundraising quarter yet by the year's end, surpassing his fundraising high of $6 million.