2nd Quarter 2019 Fundraising Results

Presidential Campaigns: Q2 Receipts and Expenditures
Apr. 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019
  (Source: Federal Election Commission)

Cash On Hand / Debts & Oblig.
Individual Contributions
Cash On Hand / Debts & Oblig.
May 2, 2019
Apr. 25, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019
$6,131,010.43 $4,466,497.41

May 14, 2019
Feb. 22, 2019
$6,405,929.62 $24,918,824.07

Dec. 19, 2018
$677,654.72 $2,798,682.98
de Blasio
May 16, 2019
$1,087,564.24 $1,087,564.24
Aug. 10, 2017
Jan. 11, 2019
$2,789,255.96 $1,564,652.59
Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 21, 2019
Mar. 4, 2019
$1,335,168.73 $1,149,484.85
Mar. 1, 2019
$1,412,880.74 $3,046,553.21
Feb. 11, 2019
$6,982,373.17 $3,871,141.70
Mar. 15, 2019
$41,830.38 $50,281.05
May 7, 2019
Mar. 14, 2019
$6,862,205.77 $3,647,729.32 $3,647,729.32
Apr. 4, 2019
Feb. 19, 2019
$15,661,950.36 $18,023,073.26
Jun. 22, 2019
 [filing  not
as of

Apr. 8, 2019
Feb. 9, 2019
$11,215,190.88 $19,161,452.94
Feb. 4, 2019
$551,358.61 $1,521,052.76
$1,521,861.67 $1,525,327.98
Nov. 6, 2017
$1,144,478.14 $2,825,632.27
Dem. Total

$ $

Jan. 20, 2017
$40,762,192.70 $8,766,219.73
Apr. 1, 2019
- Dates are for announcement/statement of candidacy filed.  Swalwell ended his campaign on July 8, 2019.  Sestak entered the race on June 22, 2019 shortly before the end of the 2nd Quarter, but (as of 7/22) had not filed a 2nd Quarter report. Steyer entered the race on July 9, 2019 after the end of the 2nd Quarter.  On the Republican side, businessman Rocky De La Fuente, a gadfly candidate who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and ran for office in a number of states in 2018, is seeking the Republican nomination as a self-funding candidate.
- See Delaney Aug. 20, 2019 memo below for clarification on spending by his campaign.

The Democrats in Second Quarter 2019
Major candidates have now been fundraising for months, but this is the first report for more than half a dozen candidates.

Total Receipts: # candidates reported total receipts of $# million, including $# million in individual contributions, $# million in transfers and $# million in loans in Q2.  The top five were: Sanders ($26.5M), Buttigieg ($24.9M), Biden ($22.0M), Warren ($19.2M) and Harris ($11.8M).

Individual Contributions:
# candidates reported raising $# million in individual contributions in Q2.  The top five were: Buttigieg ($24.9M), Biden ($22.0M), Warren ($19.2M), Sanders ($18.0M) and Harris ($11.8M).

Transfers: Sanders, Swalwell, Bennet and Moulton transferred funds to their presidential campaigns.

Disbursements: # candidates reported spending $# million in Q2.  The top five were: Sanders ($14.1M), Delaney ($11.2M), Biden ($11.1M), Warren ($10.6M) and Buttigieg ($8.8M).

Cash on Hand: # candidates reported total cash on hand of $# million at the end of Q2.  Campaigns with the most cash on hand were: Sanders ($27.3M), Buttigieg ($22.7M), Warren ($19.8M), Harris ($13.3M) and Biden ($10.9M).

In the press releases and emails, the campaigns sought to put the best possible spin on their second quarter 2019 numbers.

Bennet  |  Biden  |  Booker  |  Bullock  |  Buttigieg  |  Castro  |  de Blasio  |  Delaney  |  Gillibrand  |  Harris  |  Inslee  |  Klobuchar  |  Moulton  |  O'Rourke  |  Ryan  |  Sanders  |  Warren  |  Trump

Bennet for America
July 15, 2019

Bennet for America Reports $2.2 Million Cash-on-Hand After Just Two Months in Race

DENVER — Bennet for America today reported $2.2 million cash-on-hand in its latest FEC report, which was filed after only two months in the race. Earlier this month, the campaign announced that it had booked $3.5 million since Bennet announced on May 2, including $700,000 that was transferred from his Senate campaign account.

Despite being in the race for only two months, Bennet outperformed several other candidates, including raising more than Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, and Steve Bullock, and ending the quarter with more cash-on-hand than Julian Castro and Jay Inslee.

“Despite Michael entering the race later than planned because of his prostate cancer diagnosis, he still outraised what some of his fellow candidates did in a full three-month quarter,” said Bennet for America spokesperson Shannon Beckham. “We’re incredibly proud of the quick progress we’ve made, and with a solid base in the bank, we know we’ve built the kind of sustainable campaign needed to beat Trump in 2020. The response we’ve received from voters has been outstanding, and it’s clear we're just getting started.”

Bennet for America also announced earlier this month that 83 percent of the campaign’s contributions are $25 or less, and 95 percent of the contributions are $100 or less — demonstrating a strong base of grassroots support.


Bennet for America
July 3, 2019

In First Two Months, Bennet for America Books $3.5 Million

DENVER — Bennet for America today announced that it brought in $3.5 million in the two months since Michael announced his candidacy for president on May 2. This includes $700,000 that was transferred from his Senate campaign account.

“In just two months, Michael has set himself apart from other candidates, showing he has the breadth of experience and record of winning tough races to defeat Donald Trump,” said Bennet for America spokesperson Shannon Beckham. “Despite Michael entering the race late because of a prostate cancer diagnosis, we raised more in two months than several other campaigns did in the entire first quarter. We’re building a sustainable, long-term campaign to defeat Donald Trump, and we’re just getting started.”

Bennet for America also announced that 83 percent of the campaign’s contributions are $25 or less, and 95 percent of the contributions are $100 or less — demonstrating a strong base of grassroots support. The campaign has seen a surge of donors and interest following Michael’s strong debate performance last week, particularly from first-time donors and those in early states.

Last Friday, the campaign received the highest number of donors since the week it launched — 54% of whom were brand new supporters of the campaign. This swell of support represents nine times the number of donations in a single day compared to the previous week.

The campaign has also seen an outpouring of interest online, with a 222% increase in visitors to the website the day after the debate compared to the previous week. There was a particular surge from early states, with a 245% increase from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, and a 367% increase from California.


Biden for President
July 3, 2019

Biden for President Raises More Money Per Day During Its First Quarter Than Any Other Campaign

97% of all donations were from grassroots donors

Campaign reports $21.5 million raised since launch

Today Biden for President announced that it raised $21.5 million during its first quarter of fundraising since Vice President Joe Biden launched his campaign on April 25. 

Biden for President raised more money per day than any other presidential campaign with 97% of all donations from grassroots donors. More than 256,000 donors gave over 436,000 donations with an average donation of $49. 

“After just two months in this race, we have seen Americans in every corner of the country chip in to join this battle for the soul of our nation,” said Greg Schultz, Campaign Manager, Biden for President. “We are grateful for the immense grassroots support we are seeing. We're continuing to build a campaign that energizes and expands Team Joe and puts us in a strong position to take on Donald Trump.” 

See below for additional data, which is to date as of the second quarter FEC filing deadline:

  • 97% of all donations from grassroots donors
  • More than 256,000 donors gave over 436,000 donations
  • The average donation was $49
  • The campaign raised $6.3 million in its first 24 hours, topping every other presidential campaign in the first true 24 hours of fundraising
  • Vice President Biden was in the race for 66 days during the quarter
All campaign finance events are publicly announced and include members of the media, which reflects Vice President Biden’s longstanding commitment to transparency. 

Biden for President does not accept donations from federally registered lobbyists and corporate PACs. Vice President Biden has signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and does not accept donations from SEC-named fossil fuel executives and fossil fuel PACs. Biden for President is not currently accepting  general election funds and is actively refunding any it received.


Cory 2020
July 15, 2019

Cory 2020 Raises $4.5 Million in Second Quarter, Will Report $5.4 Million Cash on Hand

Campaign saw surge in support following Booker’s standout performance in the first debate

88 percent of donors in Q2 were first-time donors to the campaign; Cory 2020 tripled total number of donors in Q2

Newark, NJ — 
Cory 2020 raised more than $4.5 million in the three months from April to June, and will report nearly $5.4 million cash on hand on the second quarter campaign finance report to be filed with the Federal Election Commission today.

The second fundraising quarter saw an influx of new, grassroots donors to Cory 2020. The campaign added 72,000 new donors in the three months from April to June, tripling the number of unique donors to the campaign. In addition, 88 percent of donors in this quarter were first-time donors to Cory. And the average online donation to Cory 2020 in the second quarter was $15.11.

As a result, the campaign is rapidly closing in on 130,000 total donors -- one of the qualification thresholds for the September DNC debate. Booker is the sixth candidate to have already met the polling qualification threshold.

Furthermore, the Q2 report includes only four days following Cory Booker’s standout debate performance, after which the campaign witnessed a surge in contributions and an influx of support. The days following the debate were the largest online fundraising days for Cory 2020 since the day Cory launched his presidential campaign, and Cory 2020 raised $1 million in the final week of the quarter thanks to the post-debate influx. Fully one-fourth of all Cory 2020 donors became donors during the last two weeks of June.

“In February, we set out to build a grassroots campaign fueled by small donations. We're proud of the tremendous progress we've made towards that goal and are happy that we have the resources we need to continue investing in our growing organizing effort. Presidential primaries are won on the ground, in the early states. And we’re in a position to be successful,” said Addisu Demissie, Cory 2020 campaign manager. 

Since the debate, Cory 2020 has continued to build its ground game in the early states, announcing the hiring of 19 organizing staff in South Carolina and Nevada.

Additionally, the campaign recently opened two field offices -- one in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and the other in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 
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Bullock for President
Friday, July 5, 2019

Governor Steve Bullock Adds 5th Qualifying Poll for July Debate, Raises Over $2 Million in Half a Quarter

Helena, MT -- This week, Montana Governor Steve Bullock added his fifth qualifying poll for the DNC's second Democratic debate in Detroit. Today, his campaign also announced that in half a fundraising quarter, and without any transfers from other funds, he raised over $2 million.
"This week, Governor Steve Bullock added his fifth qualifying poll for the DNC's second Democratic debate. As the only candidate who has won and governed a Trump state, we could not be more excited that Governor Bullock's important voice will be on stage," said Bullock for President campaign manager Jenn Ridder. "Since announcing his campaign in mid-May, Governor Bullock received grassroots support from all 50 states and raised over $2 million, without the transfer of other funds. It's clear Governor Bullock's message of winning back places Democrats lost in 2016 and ending dark money's corrupting influence will resonate in early states like Iowa and New Hampshire, and he will continue working to earn every vote."

Pete for America
July 1, 2019

Mayor Pete raises $24.8 million from more than 294,000 donors in Q2

Good morning,

I wanted to flag the email below we just sent to supporters. We just announced via email raising more than $24.8 million from more than 294,000 donors in the second quarter of 2019. 

In addition, I wanted to give you a few more numbers:

We have more than $22.6 million cash on hand.

We more than doubled the amount of total individual donors to the campaign between Q1 and Q2. We had more than 230,000 new donors in Q2, bringing our total number of donors to more than 400,000.

Our average contribution size for the cycle is $47.42.

We have donors from all 57 states and territories.

Let me know if you have any questions,


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Schmuhl <info@peteforamerica.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 5:42 AM
Subject: Our 2019 Q2 fundraising results
Hi there,

The fundraising quarter ended just a few hours ago, and we've been poring over the results. Here's what we found: 

Over 400,000 people have invested in this campaign, and in this quarter alone, Pete for America raised approximately $24,800,000.

We officially launched our campaign just a couple of months ago, and since then, time and time again, Pete has proved why he is a top-tier candidate for the nomination. From town halls on MSNBC, CNN, and FOX News to last week’s debate, he’s shown the country what I’ve known for a long time: Pete is the best person to bring a new generation of leadership to Washington.

This fundraising report shows that Pete’s message is resonating with Americans, and it’s proof that we are building an organization that can compete.

To celebrate, we made a short video recapping the success we’ve had over the last few months. Take a look, and then share it with your friends:

I hope it makes you proud to be a member of the Pete for America community — I certainly am.

From all of us here at Pete for America, thank you. Thank you for the support you’ve shown our campaign, thank you for your belief in Pete’s vision for this country, and thank you for being a part of this community. You’ve inspired us every step of the way, and we literally could not have done it without you.

We had an amazing quarter, but our work is far from over. The rest of the campaign starts today.



Mike Schmuhl 
Campaign Manager 
Pete for America

Julián for the Future
July 15, 2019

Julián Castro Campaign Announces Q2 Fundraising Total of $2.8 Million

Campaign more than doubled fundraising from Q1
Contributions skyrocketed after first debate
SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 15, 2019) – On Monday, July 15, the presidential campaign of former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary under President Obama and San Antonio Mayor, Julián Castro, announced its second quarter fundraising totals of $2.8 million. That brings the cycle total to $4.1 million through the end of the second quarter.  The campaign’s FEC report can be viewed here. 
Buoyed by a huge spike in donations immediately following the first debate, the campaign more than doubled Q1 fundraising. Prior to the debate, the campaign raised $1.7 million and in the four days following the debate raised another $1.1 million. The average contribution was $22. 
Secretary Castro recently vaulted into the top five candidates following the first Democratic Primary debate, and is polling even with Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, at 4 percent. Last week, the campaign announced that it reached 130,000 unique donors, the number required by the Democratic National Committee as part of its qualifications to participate in the September and October debates. 
Secretary Castro is currently in Iowa with events Tuesday in Davenport (details here) and will travel to New Hampshire July 18-19 (details here).

de Blasio 2020
July 15, 2019

De Blasio 2020 Expands Staff After Strong Second Quarter 

Campaign raises nearly $1.1M in just over one month, more than $630K in four days following debate

NEW YORK—De Blasio 2020 announced a major staff expansion today following a successful fundraising effort in its abbreviated second quarter, growing its New York headquarters and adding staff in Iowa and South Carolina.

Mayor de Blasio raised nearly $1.1 million during the final six weeks of the second fundraising quarter following his entry into the presidential race and finished with $728,000 on hand, of which 92% of his contributions were $50 or less. His campaign’s small burn rate of roughly 30% will ensure it has the necessary resources.

Thanks to its fundraising success, de Blasio 2020 added new staffers nationwide to strengthen every component of the campaign. New additions include:

  • Jaclyn Rothenberg, National Press Secretary
  • Will Baskin-Gerwitz, Communications Advisor
  • Jess Moore Matthews, Digital Director
  • Lachlan McIntosh, South Carolina Senior Advisor and former Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party
  • Lance Jones, South Carolina State Director
  •  Bre Spaulding, South Carolina Political Director 
  • Cameron Macaw-Hennick, Iowa Field Director
“These hires are a direct result of the fundraising success we’ve had in just a few short weeks, and our growth is a sign of what’s to come moving forward,” said Jon Paul Lupo, Senior Advisor to the campaign. “We’re grateful to every supporter who chipped in because they share Mayor de Blasio’s message of putting working people first and we’re going to continue spreading that message to voters across the country.”

The campaign saw a major increase in momentum following Mayor de Blasio’s impressive showing in the first Democratic primary debate. In just four days, de Blasio 2020 raised more than $630,000, capitalizing off a performance where Chris Matthews called Mayor de Blasioa “surprise heavyweight” and the Washington Post labeled him a “winner” of the first night of debates.


Friends of John Delaney
Aug. 20, 2019

Delaney Campaign Memo Regarding Inaccurate Fundraising Reporting

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Multiple reports have included factually inaccurate claims (some that are extremely far off) about the Delaney campaign’s spending. In the interest of setting the record straight and making sure that the public understands what has actually happened, here are basic facts about the campaign’s spending and fundraising thus far, all of which are reported on our FEC filings:  
  • Delaney was the first candidate in the race and unlike most of the field, he gave up his seat to run for president. In total, the campaign has spent $9.7 million dollars. This is clearly shown in the “Operating Expenditures” line on Delaney’s FEC report. 
  • John and April have invested in the campaign, because they believe in what the campaign is about. But the campaign is not entirely self-funded. Delaney has raised $2.2 million dollars. John has never prioritized fundraising and until the DNC released their donor requirements, did not plan on fundraising being a priority in the early stages of this campaign.  
  • Across the campaign, John and April have loaned the campaign $24 million dollars, however not all of this money has been spent (see first bullet) or is currently in the campaign account. On April 2, the campaign paid back $9 million of those loans. This gets counted as a “Disbursement” for FEC filing purposes but it would mislead readers to present this as campaign spending. 

Gillibrand 2020
July 15, 2019

TO: Interested Parties
FR: Gillibrand Campaign
DT: July 15, 2019
RE: MEMO - Second Quarter Roundup

Taking The Fight To Trump

From day one, Kirsten has proven she has the strength and courage to take the fight to Donald Trump’s doorstep. This began with her official campaign launch in front of Trump International in New York City, and has continued with tours of rural Iowa and New Hampshire’s North Country, a trip to fight right-wing abortion bans in Georgia, a Fox News town hall, and most recently with her successful Trump Broken Promises tour through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.

The bus tour was a resounding success. As Kirsten travels through Iowa and New Hampshire, the number one question she’s asked is who can beat President Trump in 2020. The bus tour not only demonstrated that Kirsten can take him on, but showed how she will do it: focusing on kitchen table issues and Trump’s failure to improve people’s daily lives. There is a debate within the Democratic party about whether we need to fire up our base or go after Obama-Trump voters, and this bus tour demonstrated Kirsten’s ability to do both.

Kirsten highlighted Trump’s broken promises⁠—like vowing to lower the cost of prescription drugs, protect Social Security, keep jobs in the Midwest and repair our crumbling infrastructure⁠—and she laid out her solutions. She kicked off the tour by becoming the first 2020 candidate to launch an anti-Trump TV ad⁠—“I Promise.” On the tour, her answer about white privilege in Youngstown, Ohio went viral,  she received high praise for visiting Flint, MI to better understand the latest in the city’s water crisis, and she received a standing ovation in a town hall on gun violence prevention in Michigan. The reviews were resounding: Rust Belt voters were blown away by Kirsten.

Leading The Charge For Women + Families, Combating Political Corruption

No other 2020 candidate is as fierce an advocate for women and families than Kirsten. Throughout her career in public service and in her presidential campaign, Kirsten has driven the national conversation on fights we can’t afford to lose, from a bold reproductive rights agenda to transparency in government and national paid leave.

Her presidential campaign has carved out a distinct lane in a crowded field, foreshadowed by her bold pink logo put forth in January. The official campaign kickoff in March featured a diverse group of supporters, including sexual assault survivors, a trans activist, DREAMers, and a mother turned gun violence prevention activist. Kirsten was the first presidential candidate to endorse Marie Newman for Congress against an anti-choice Democratic incumbent, prompting many to follow suit. 

In May, Kirsten was the first candidate to release a comprehensive reproductive rights agenda, doing so from the frontlines in Georgia, where she stood with activists to fight a draconian abortion ban. In the weeks since, numerous other candidates have followed her lead in pledging to only nominate judges and justices who recognize Roe v. Wade as settled law. In a powerful moment during her Fox News town hall, Kirsten boldly called out the network for spreading lies related to abortion, in a moment that Chris Wallace called "not very polite." The trip to Georgia and her Fox town hall marked major growth for the campaign.

In addition, Kirsten rolled out several unique policy proposals demonstrating her vision for our country. Her Family Bill of Rights is an economic policy agenda to level the playing field for all children, and ease the enormous financial burden on families. Experts agree she also rolled out the most comprehensive plan to combat political corruption with her Clean Elections Plan, to ensure that elected officials are beholden only to voters and to finally break the gridlock in Washington.

Second Quarter Investments + Powerful Support from Women

Kirsten raised $2.3 million with an average grassroots donation of $15. Overall, 95% of contributions were under $50. The campaign ended the quarter with more than $8.2 million cash on hand.

Of Gillibrand’s online donors, 65% identified as women. The campaign has experienced outsized growth since the start of May, and is on pace to hit the 130,000 donors needed to qualify for the fall debates.

Building In-House Data & Digital Infrastructure For Long-Term Success

In the second quarter, the campaign made smart investments to grow and utilize a data-driven approach to voter outreach, targeting likely supporters and employing modeling to engage new primary voters and caucus-goers. Additionally, the campaign brought its national digital and data apparatuses in-house, including digital advertising and fundraising, and began placing data teams within the states to provide real time, on-the-ground targeting capabilities.

The campaign also put in place the infrastructure to launch peer-to-peer, neighbor-to-neighbor organizing, where Gillibrand supporters can engage with their friends and family in ways that will matter on caucus and primary day. Nationally, the campaign is digitally organizing volunteers, online and offline, to elect Kirsten Gillibrand.

In the month of July, Kirsten’s staff is continuing to grow, reaching 35 people in Iowa and 20 people in New Hampshire by the end of the month.

Building Momentum Into Second Debate

In the first debate, with millions of Americans tuning in for the first time, Kirsten demonstrated why she is the strongest candidate to take on President Trump:

  • Miami Herald: “Kirsten Gillibrand focuses message on women’s rights and money in politics.”
  • Vox: “Kirsten Gillibrand gave her opponents a history lesson on abortion politics at the debate.” 
  • Boston Globe: “Gillibrand hit every goal she should have had this evening: She created digital-friendly moments that she can use to raise money and her profile on social media.” 
She heads into the second debate in Detroit ready to continue introducing herself to voters and caucus-goers across the country and show why she’s the best candidate to fight for women and families, root out political corruption, lead on the world stage, take on Donald Trump, and win. 
(. . . And yeah - she’s having a ton of fun on the trail.)


Kamala Harris for the People
July 5, 2019

Kamala Harris Raises Nearly $12 Million from 279,000 People in Second Quarter

Almost 150,000 New Donors Contributed to Harris’ Campaign During the Second Quarter

Average Donation Was $39; Average Online Donation Was $24

Senator Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign raised nearly $12 million from more than 279,000 people in the second quarter of 2019. She has raised more than $23 million in this campaign. Almost 150,000 new donors contributed to Harris’s campaign during the second quarter.

Harris brought in more than $7 million through her digital program alone. The campaign's average contribution was $39, and the average online contribution was just $24. Harris launched her campaign on January 21 with a promise to reject money from corporate PACs and federal lobbyists.

Harris' campaign brought in nearly half a million dollars this quarter from its online store, which has already sold 1,400 “That Little Girl Was Me” t-shirts that feature a now-viral photo of Harris as a young girl. This was the single best-selling item in the month of June, despite not being available until June 28.

“The momentum Kamala Harris is seeing right now is buoyed by hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters who believe in her 3AM Agenda to address the issues keeping people up at night,” said Harris Campaign Manager Juan Rodriguez. “As it has been from the beginning, this campaign is powered by the people. These resources will help expand Kamala’s growing strength in this primary and put her position to win the Democratic nomination.”


Inslee for America
For Immediate Release: Monday, July 15, 2019

Inslee Releases Q2 Fundraising Numbers: Nearly 100k Donations, Over $3M Raised

Powered by $32 average contributions, Inslee’s climate plans and strong debate performance drive support

Seattle, WA – Today, Inslee for America announced its second quarter fundraising numbers, including over $3 million dollars raised and 96,400 donations during the second quarter.
With an average donation of just below $32, engaged grassroots supporters passionate about climate powered Inslee’s campaign onto the debate stage. Inslee reached the 65,000 unique donor threshold to qualify for the first debate in late May, and added more than 20,000 new donors by the close of the quarter.
Donors saw their contributions pay off, as Inslee led the conversation on climate change in a highly praised performance in the first debate. The five days following Inslee’s strong performance represented the best fundraising days of the quarter, including nearly 12% of total dollars and donors for Q2. Inslee’s national introduction to voters at his CNN Town Hall outpaced his average contributors per day by 250%.
“When Democrats hear Governor Inslee’s clarion call to action and his bold plans to defeat the climate crisis, the message resonates and our fundraising shows it,” said Ben Unger, Deputy Campaign Manager for Inslee for America. “Governor Inslee is presenting the clearest, boldest vision for defeating climate change of any candidate in the race, and Democrats are getting on board at a record rate.”
Throughout Q2, Inslee released four comprehensive plans as part of his climate mission agenda, with each policy announcement driving higher than average contributions to the campaign. Inslee also saw an uptick in contributions in the aftermath of the DNC’s decision not to hold a debate focused on climate.
“More donors than ever are putting their trust behind Governor Inslee to hold this field of candidates to a higher standard on addressing climate change,” said Aisling Kerins, Campaign Manager for Inslee for America. “Whether it’s his detailed plans to create 8 million jobs or his unwavering advocacy for a climate debate, Democrats know Governor Inslee will never let the existential threat of our time play second fiddle.”
Governor Jay Inslee is the only 2020 candidate making climate change his top priority. He recently announced his “Freedom from Fossil Fuels” plan, the most aggressive plan ever proposed by a presidential candidate to combat fossil fuel pollution. The plan builds on Inslee’s groundbreaking climate platform, including his “100% Clean Energy for America,” "Evergreen Economy", and “Global Climate Mobilization” plans, which have been called the “gold standard” among climate change plans.

Amy for America
July 15, 2019

Klobuchar Ends Quarter with More Than 100,000 Unique Donors, Raises Nearly $4 Million 

Klobuchar campaign has $6.7 million cash on hand, on average adding more than 1,000 new unique donors per day

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Today, the Amy for America presidential campaign announced it now has more than 100,000 unique donors and raised $3.87 million in the second quarter, ending the quarter with $6.7 million cash on hand. The average contribution was $47.49 and 85.7% of contributions came from grassroots donors giving less than $100.

“Senator Klobuchar is on track to hit the 130,000 donors needed to qualify for the next DNC debate and has already surpassed the polling requirements in 3 of the 4 polls needed to make the next round of debates. We’re thankful to the tens of thousands of grassroots donors from every state in the nation who have joined our team because they know Amy is the strongest candidate to take on Donald Trump,” said Amy For America campaign manager Justin Buoen. “We’ve seen a surge in support following Amy’s strong performance in the first debate where she outlined her ambitious, optimistic agenda and took the fight to President Trump. We look forward to building on that momentum heading into the fall."

The campaign is averaging more than 1,000 unique donors per day, including one weekend of 4,000 new additional donors.

In the second quarter, Amy Klobuchar held more than 65 events across 14 states and Puerto Rico, meeting with thousands of voters and sharing her ambitious, optimistic agenda that will get our country back on the path to progress. She rolled out comprehensive plans to prioritize mental healthcombat addictiontackle Alzheimer’s, reduce prescription drug costs, and enhance health care and retirement security for America’s seniors. Klobuchar also released a list of more than 100 concrete steps she will take in her first 100 days as President of the United States to take on the biggest challenges we face at home and abroad. 


Moulton for America
July 15, 2019 
CONTACT: Matt Corridoni

STATEMENT: Moulton Has the Resources to Compete on the Ground

Salem, MA - The following statement can be attributed to Moulton for America National Press Secretary, Matt Corridoni: 

“In the second fundraising quarter, Seth raised over $1.245 million from over 17,000 individual donors. Our average donation was approximately $65, and roughly half of our donors were women. The campaign ended the quarter with approximately $725,000 cash on hand. Entering the race late gave us a steep hill to climb, but we’re proud of this quarter and know we have the resources to run a lean—but strategic and effective—operation moving forward. 

“Our best asset is Seth. His message of generational change and patriotism is resonating with everyone he meets, and his strategy of taking Donald Trump on as commander-in-chief has differentiated him in a crowded field. In the coming months, we will be using our resources to get him on the ground in early states, where we believe his profile as a veteran and next-generation candidate will give him an advantage. We are still seven months away from voters showing up to caucus and vote, and this race is wide open. We’re not just looking for a viral moment—we’re doing the work on the ground where it matters most. And we’re going to double down on that strategy in the months ahead.” 


Beto for America
Monday, July 15, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Raises More Than $13 Million and Meets the DNC's Unique Donor Requirement for Fall Debates During the Four Months Since Launching Presidential Campaign

Beto's campaign added more than $3.6 million in Q2 with an average donation of$30, without a dime from PACs, corporations or federal lobbyists 
EL PASO, TEXAS -- Beto O'Rourke raised more than $13 million during the first four months of his presidential campaign from nearly 200,000 donors across the country. His more than $3.6 million in Q2 came from 119,888 contributions with an average donation of $30.

Beto has officially met the DNC's 130,000 unique donor requirement for the fall primary debates. Relying on small-dollar donations and with teachers, nurses, and students across the nation as the top contributors by occupation, 98% of the contributions made during Q2 were below $200. A full 99% of the Q2 fundraising came in online. The campaign received donations from every single state and D.C. during the three month FEC reporting period. 

Signaling growing grassroots support, nearly half -- 48% -- of the contributors who pitched in during Q2 were new donors to Beto's presidential campaign.

For a comprehensive post-Q2 campaign update, please see the following memo from campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon. 
I joined this campaign because I believe in Beto and I know he is the best person to lead our country forward. This country is facing existential challenges like climate change, economic inequality, gun violence and Trump's immigration policies that have caused chaos at the border and rejected our values as a country. Beto believes that we can’t solve these problems with the same old approach. We need to bring about a new kind of politics, where millions of Americans are finally brought into our democracy.

This campaign is your campaign. We aren’t beholden to PACs, to corporations, to lobbyists; we’re beholden only to you. We believe in being transparent about our work and our plans — and we want to hear from you too. It’s going to take all of us to take on Donald Trump and your voice in this campaign really matters to us. Because of that, I wanted to give my first campaign update directly to you.

I am so proud of what we are building together, so let’s get into it!

Here’s what we’ve got:
  • Our candidate: Someone who inspires and motivates people with policies to back it up.
  • Our team: No exaggeration, one of the best teams I’ve ever worked with.
  • Our strategy: Building this grassroots movement in Iowa, early states and across this country.
  • Texas: It’s got the third most delegates of any state in the country, and we’re in the best position to win it.
  • Our plan for the fall: We’ve already met the hardest threshold for the fall debate. We’re in on individual donors both nationally and in states.
  • Our resources: We always need more, but we have enough to execute our strategy — for now.
  • Our most critical asset: You. We’ve got amazing supporters who are engaged, energized, and putting in the work every single day.
Not only is this campaign about you, it’s run by you. We’re building a truly grassroots-centric campaign operation, inspired by what many of you helped build last year in Texas. This couldn’t be more apparent than by taking a look at what we are building in Iowa and the early states. In fact, our organizing program is currently one of the largest in the state. Some of you may have seen that we opened 11 field office there — today. And sure, we’ve got incredibly experienced and diverse staff. We’ve also got amazingly dedicated volunteers and supporters who are serving as ambassadors for Beto in their own networks and communities. Together, we’re making the difference. Here's where we are:

Organizing by the numbers:
  • Grassroots events held: 3,551
  • Event attendees: More than 47,486 (31,454 in Q2)
  • Volunteers: Over 100,000
  • States we’ve canvassed in: 50

A lot of folks have asked about our fundraising numbers. Overall, here’s where we are:

We had something of an extended Q2. Our Q1 numbers came from the 18 days in March where you all stepped up big time. When you look at our fundraising in aggregate, we’re in a great position. I won’t sugar coat it: we have work to do, but we have the resources we need to execute our strategy.

And we’re proud of where that money is coming from. This is a campaign that is truly funded by people — not PACs, lobbyists, or special interests. Take a look:

Some people in this race are already setting up super PACs. We haven’t. Instead, we’re relying on teachers, nurses, and students just like you. Beyond, we have tons of room to grow: 99.7% of our donors can give again, and most importantly a full 1/3rd of our donors gave to Beto for the first time — presidential or Senate — in Q2.

The way we raised on day one took everyone — including us — by surprise. We always expected a slow down — mostly because we never expected to be moving that fast. The truth is when you’re prioritizing face-to-face conversations like we are, fundraising growth can be a slow burn. Don’t believe me? Here’s the fundraising arc from Beto’s Senate race.

If you only judged Beto’s Senate campaign by Q2 2017, you’d probably assume he was dead in the water. I’ve done a lot of these before. Campaigns aren’t about how you’re doing at any particular moment — they’re about how you build over time.

We’re building our team in El Paso slowly but surely. Our National Finance Director started this week. Our Digital Director started a month ago. We’re going to grow, and our ability to fundraise is going to grow with it. Our team was able to capture all of the energy around our launch, but we’re working on getting a team in place to take it to the next level.

We could have sent emails that said the sky was falling. We could have burned it all down asking for money. We could have had Beto on the phones with every lobbyist in town. That’s not how we operate — and we don’t feel like we need to. Instead, we raised money for more than a dozen down-ballot candidates. On the last day of the quarter, we raised money for an organization that helps asylum seekers. I’m so proud that this campaign raised tens of thousands of dollars for Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services of El Paso (and you can give to them here.)

That’s the campaign we’re running, that’s who Beto is, and that’s why we all know he should be President.

I’ve been here before. Hell, if I had a dollar for every time I was on a campaign that seemed left for dead, I’d probably exceed our average contribution. Polls come and go, debates...happen, but at the end of the day, none of that BS matters. What matters is the people behind a campaign: supporters like you — the (literally) thousands of you who just showed up in Nashville on the Sunday of a holiday weekend. The folks who are out canvassing the state of Nebraska themselves. Even the dogs who show up in Beto shirts at parade — and I don’t even really like dogs. This is a campaign with a real energy, real growth, and a real shot at winning the primary. The only question is what we do with it — together.

So here's what I’m asking of you:

First, we need to raise more money.
 It should be clear by now that we can’t take anything for granted. We have the resources we need to be in this for the long haul, but if we don’t raise more this quarter, we’ll have no choice but to make some adjustments. Please pitch in $50 right now to help us invest in this campaign.

Second: Go and volunteer right now. We simply cannot get over the finish line without you. The grassroots energy we’ve seen on the ground has been overwhelming. We feel it at every event we have for this campaign — whether Beto is there or not. Find an event in your community or host your own.

Third: Get online. Share with your friends why you support Beto and why you’re a part of this team. We can spend all the money on ads we want, but no one is going to be better at bringing people into this campaign than you.

I want to be very clear: We are growing the campaign on our terms. I am thrilled with what we’re building together — and I mean that. It’s easy to look at what’s in the press and feel like your work isn’t paying off. I’m here to tell you that it is. Every conversation you have, door you knock, post you share, and dollar you donate is helping us build an operation that will not only win this primary, but will defeat Donald Trump and make everyone in this country believe again that we can rise to this moment.

Beto likes to say that this is a moment of truth for our country. Fundamentally reimagining our politics was never going to be easy, but I’m more resolved than ever to fight everyday to make it happen. This is just the beginning. Believe it.

I’m so glad we’re in this together.

Jen O’Malley Dillon
Campaign Manager, Beto for America


Tim Ryan for America
For Immediate Release

July 12, 2019
Emily Slatkow

Ali Javery


Youngstown, OH— Tim Ryan for America released the following statement regarding today’s Federal Elections Commission filing. The filing showed Tim Ryan‘s presidential campaign has raised $895,000 with over 13,000 individual donors.

Tim Ryan for America’s disclosure shows that we have the resources needed to get our message out and compete in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. At this early stage in the campaign, that is the only thing that matters,” said Brad Bauman, Senior Advisor for Communications for Tim Ryan For America 

“We are continuing to build momentum and in the coming weeks Tim looks forward to bringing his ideas to the second debate stage in Detroit. Our message about the anxiety felt by working class Americans is resonating.

“We thank each and every one of our supporters who together have donated over 13,000 times to this campaign. None of this would be possible without their support. Together we can rebuild the American Dream. Our future is now.”
Bernie 2020
July 3, 2019

NEWS: Bernie 2020 Eclipses Trump’s Individual Donations in Q2

Grassroots fundraising lead mirrored in two new polls released Wednesday showing Sanders closing the gap on Biden
WASHINGTON – The Bernie 2020 campaign eclipsed the Trump campaign’s number of individual donations as Bernie Sanders continues to surge in national polls following the first debate.  

“Defeating Donald Trump is the top priority for Democrats across America and only Bernie Sanders has the grassroots fundraising and proven record of fighting for economic and social justice to win the White House in 2020,” said Bernie 2020 campaign manager Faiz Shakir. “There will be peaks and valleys in this primary, but we will not be riding the pollercoaster. We’re going to continue our work building in the latter half of this year and bringing in new voters and donors who will help put Bernie over the top.”

On Tuesday, Bernie 2020 announced nearly 1 million donations in the second quarter, surpassing the Trump campaign's number by over 250,000 donations. Trump’s campaign has touted their 725,000 individuation donations online in the second quarter as integral to their campaign strategy. However, since announcing in the first quarter, Bernie Sanders has already received 1.9 million donations, eclipsing both Trump and every Democratic candidate in the primary field. Sanders’ fundraising base has also shown room for significant growth, as 46% of the Q2 donors were giving for the first time and 99.9% of all donors are able to contribute again.

In addition to the strongest grassroots fundraising in the field, multiple national post-debate polls have shown Sanders continuing to lead Trump in general election match-ups and building on a strong position in the Democratic primary:

    * Washington Post/ABC (7/3): Sanders at 23%, just 6 points behind first and gaining 12 points in the two months since Biden launched his campaign. Sanders leads the field among voters under age 50, and has a diverse coalition, including 23% support from African American voters.
    * Reuters/IPSOS (7/3): Sanders at 16%, just 6 points behind first and building on IPSOS polls from April and May. 
    * Morning Consult (6/30): Sanders in second place at 19% -- and following the debate, Sanders now has the highest favorable ratings of any Democratic candidate.

During both Democratic debates, Bernie Sanders’ vision dominated the policy discussions. Recent polls this week show that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All arguments are deeply effective with primary and general election voters:

    * CNN (7/1): With 26% support, this poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning found “the candidate who is seen as the strongest on health care is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the candidate who unapologetically backs Medicare for All.”
    * Morning Consult (7/2): Despite a well-funded campaign attacking Sanders’ Medicare for All proposal, this poll shows “55% of voters back a Medicare for All system that diminishes the role of private insurers if they retain access to their preferred providers.” That includes 78% of Democratic voters and 56% of independent voters.
    * Univision (7/1): Univision’s national poll of Latino voters found Bernie Sanders with double digit leads as the top candidate to address the issues of health care and college affordability.

In addition to leading in grassroots fundraising and public opinion on policies, Sanders continues to lead Trump in head-to-head polling: 25 out of 26 polls since March find Bernie Sanders defeating Donald Trump in 2020.

Warren for President
July 8, 2019

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
July 15, 2019

Trump, RNC to Announce Massive $108 Million 2nd Quarter, Staggering $123 Million Cash on Hand

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. today announced that the campaign, authorized joint fundraising committees, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) will show a massive total of $108 million raised in the 2nd quarter of 2019 in documents to be filed with the Federal Election Commission this evening. All told, the three Trump entities and the RNC will report a staggering $123.7 million combined in cash on hand.  The RNC’s formal filing is due on Saturday.

The three Trump-authorized entities – Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Trump Victory, and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee – combined to raise $56.7 million in the quarter, which ended on June 30th. Preliminary fundraising reported by the RNC at the end of June was $51.3 million.  The three Trump entities have a total cash on hand amount of $80.2 million, while the RNC will report $43.5 million cash on hand at the end of June.

“President Trump’s record of success for America is drawing unprecedented support from across the nation,” said Brad Parscale, campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President. “As the Democrats continue their race to the left, Americans are responding to the President’s pledge to Keep America Great.”

“Yet another record-shattering fundraising haul gives us a major advantage over the crowded field of Democrats as the RNC continues investing in our world-class field program and growing our incredible grassroots army,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “As enthusiasm for this President continues to grow, these resources ensure President Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot are in a strong position to win heading into 2020.”

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. will report over 957,000 individual donations, of which 98.42 percent were $200 or less, with an average donation of $41.48.


Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
July 2, 2019

Trump Re-Election Effort Announces Massive $105M Second Quarter Fundraising Haul

Today, President Trump announced that his campaign, his joint fundraising entities and the RNC raised $105 million in the second quarter, with a staggering $100 million cash on hand. 

"Our massive fundraising success is a testament to the overwhelming support for President Trump,” said Brad Parscale, Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President. "No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm or President Trump’s outstanding record of results."

"The RNC’s record-breaking fundraising has allowed us to identify troves of new supporters online and continue investing in our unprecedented field program," said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Our grassroots army is already hard at work–putting us in prime position to re-elect President Trump and Republicans across the country.”

Q2 Fundraising Fast Facts:
- Combined Total: $105M
     - President Trump and his committees: $54M
     - RNC: $51M

Q2 Cash on Hand:
- Combined Total: $100M
     - Donald J. Trump for President: $56M
     - RNC: $44M

Online Fundraising Success:
- All three entities (DJTFP, TMAGAC, and RNC) have:
     - doubled their digital investment from $31M to $62M.
     - raised more online in Q2 than the first half of 2018.
     - invested $35M into their digital and email prospecting efforts in Q2, a 150% increase from         
       this same point (Q2) in 2018.
     - increased investment online by 26% from Q1 to Q2.