Steve Bullock raised nearly $2.3 million in third fundraising quarter
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock raised nearly $2.3 million for his 2020 presidential bid in the third fundraising quarter of this year, his campaign announced Friday.
That haul likely will land Bullock, a red state Democrat who pledged to stay in the race until the Iowa caucuses in February, on the low end of 2020 Democrats.
Bullock’s campaign doubled its number of individual contributions, and the average online contribution was $24, according to the campaign.
Bullock has so far failed to gain any traction in the Democratic presidential primary. Bullock did not meet either the donor or polling thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee for the September debate and consistently polls at the bottom of the 19 Democrats running for the party’s nomination.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has so far amassed the largest third quarter fundraising haul among 2020 Democrats, with $25.3 million. Sen. Elizabeth Warren came right behind him, announcing on Friday that her campaign raised $24.6 million. Both she and Sanders do not hold high-dollar fundraisers, but combined, they outraised former Vice President Joe Biden, California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, all of whom have tapped wealthy donors, by $4 million this quarter: $49.9 million to $45.9 million.
CNN’s Gregory Krieg and MJ Lee contributed to this report.