Kirsten Gillibrand Raised $3 Million in First Quarter of 2020 Run, Campaign Says
WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign raised $3 million in the first quarter of the year, a spokeswoman said on Sunday, a disappointing sum that ranked her last among the six senators currently running for president.
The spokeswoman, Meredith Kelly, did not disclose how many donors the campaign had, but she said that nearly two-thirds were women and that 92 percent of the campaign’s total contributions were under $200. The average online donation was $25, she said.
Ms. Gillibrand will likely need to rely heavily upon the roughly $10 million in campaign donations she has left over from her 2018 Senate run.
Ms. Gillibrand’s haul puts her toward the back of the Democratic field. Senator Bernie Sanders leads the candidates with $18.2 million raised in the quarter, followed by Senator Kamala Harris with $12 million, former Representative Beto O’Rourke with $9.4 million and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., with more than $7 million, according to their campaigns.
Monday is the deadline for candidates to disclose their first-quarter fund-raising to the Federal Election Commission, though many candidates have already announced how much they raised during the quarter.
Thomas Kaplan reported from Washington, and Shane Goldmacher from New York.
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