I guess people are really hungry for actual solutions.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million for her 2020 presidential bid in the second quarter of the year, according to her campaign. The haul is more than triple the amount she raised in the first quarter and leaves her with nearly $20 million on hand.
Warren’s second quarter total trails only South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s $24.8 million and former Vice President Joe Biden’s $21.5 million among candidates who have released their fundraising numbers so far. Detailed reports for the quarter are due to the Federal Election Commission by July 15.
The impressive amount is something of a validation for Warren’s strategy of relying on grassroots online donations and not holding in-person, high-dollar fundraisers. Democratic strategists and other campaigns had questioned whether or not Warren could pay for her extensive campaign operation without setting aside time to collect maximum-donation checks. So far, she has more than 300 staffers, most of whom are working in the four early primary states.
“You’re making it possible to build a presidential campaign without catering to wealthy donors—with no closed-door fundraisers, no Super PACs, and no money from Washington lobbyists, corporate PACs, or, for that matter, PACs of any kind,” Roger Lau, Warren’s campaign manager, wrote in an email to supporters that will go out this afternoon.
Warren is now among the top three fundraisers, beating out even Bernie Sanders by a few hundred thousand, and since these are mopstly small-dollar donors she can rely on them month after month.
Warren continues to impress with her ideas, her debating skills, and now her fundraising abilities.
She is kind of the whole package.