Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year's Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that "democracy hangs in the balance" five weeks before nominating contests begin in early February.
For Biden, the fourth quarter was better than the previous two three-month stretches of his candidacy: He raised $21.5 million in 2019's second quarter and $15.2 million in the third quarter.
The large amounts of money for so many Democratic presidential hopefuls are a positive sign but also indicate that the fight for the party's nomination could continue for several months, making it hard for candidates who don't have strong campaign funding to stay in the race to replace President Donald Trump.
"Anticipating a fundraising dip, Warren's campaign last week tried to lower expectations: "Just days before the fundraising deadline, Warren's campaign sounded the alarm to supporters that she'd raised just $17 million, asking them to chip in "$2 or whatever you can" to reach a $20 million goal. She vowed early in the election cycle to not hold fundraisers and rely nearly entirely on donations made online.
"Our campaign has seen a massive surge in grass-roots support, and this has allowed us to make critical campaign investments", he said. The campaign said 92% of Klobuchar's donors gave less than $200 and that the average online donation was $32.
In response, the U.S. senator from MA has revised her rhetoric on health care, emphasizing her intention to enter Medicare for All for several years to maintain the "choice" for Americans.
Biden announces "Battle for the Soul of the Nation"; Peter Doocy has the details. This number blows past the $25 million he raised in the previous quarter.
Warren says she will be releasing her fundraising data soon.
It's a show of force for Sanders, who had a strong end to the year despite his heart attack in early October.
That turned out to be right.
As 2019 drew to a close, Buttigieg's campaign also sought to emphasize small-dollar donations by staging a competition in which donors could challenge one another to contribute the smallest amount. His average donation was about $34, already nearly doubling Sanders's total, but it comes with an asterisk.
Sanders' campaign said that came from more than 1.8 million donations, including from 40,000 new donors on the final day of the year alone. Elizabeth Warren's campaign has indicated that contributions slowed. If Booker does so, he will exceed the $6 million he raised during the third quarter of the year. And he remains in danger of missing the next debate, scheduled for January 14; while he has met one requirement by amassing at least 225,000 individual donors, his campaign has not notched a single qualifying poll.
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