John Hickenlooper trails a lot of his Democratic presidential major opponents in fundraising, banking somewhat greater than $2 million since launching his marketing campaign in March, in accordance with new federal election information filed Monday.
The largest fundraising haul was reported by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised $18.2 million through the quarter ending March 31.
Not like lots of the candidates who’ve been elevating cash because the begin of the yr, Hickenlooper had only one month to boost cash through the interval.
Nevertheless, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who rose to nationwide prominence throughout an unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz final yr, raised $9.four million in simply 18 days after becoming a member of the presidential race.
Based on the transparency web site OpenSecrets.org, fundraising for Democrats this yr seems to lag earlier cycles. Sen. Kamala Harris was second behind Sanders at $12 million. Nevertheless, in 2008, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton every raised greater than $25 million throughout the identical time interval.
A part of the drag on fundraising for Hickenlooper and different Democratic hopefuls is the sheer measurement of the sphere. There are practically 20 candidates operating — the most important and most numerous discipline within the social gathering’s historical past. Additionally, some mega-donors are reportedly holding again on contributing throughout these early months as the sphere shakes out.
On the Republican facet, President Donald Trump’s re-election marketing campaign stated it raised greater than $30 million throughout the identical time interval.
Hickenlooper’s fundraising mirrors his ballot numbers. The Democrat has but to garner traction in both nationwide or early state voter surveys, incomes simply 1 % — if he registers in any respect.
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