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

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change 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." 


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 SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon No new taxes for the ultra rich — fix bad tax policy instead MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response Biden tells CNN town hall that he has benefited from white privilege 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 YangDoctor who allegedly assaulted Evelyn Yang arrested on federal charges The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden weighs in on police shootings | Who's moderating the debates | Trump trails in post-convention polls Buttigieg launches his own podcast 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 Anthony BookerDHS opens probe into allegations at Georgia ICE facility Democratic lawmakers call for an investigation into allegations of medical neglect at Georgia ICE facility Black Voters Matter Fund deploying voter outreach caravans in 12 states to drive turnout 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.